Our present projects involve:
(a) Studying of cognitive phenomena surrounding the use of computers (e.g., brain training, learning processes in increasingly visual and dynamic computer environments; digital literacy) (e.g., related to Education, Computer Science, and Psychology).
Through the collaborations of Dr. Dragana Martinovic, Dr. Christie Ezeife, and Dr. Richard Frost, from the University of Windsor, with their industry partner Rob Whent (Think2Learn), this project proposes to apply recent advances in knowledge of how the brain develops in children and the impact of prevalent computer technologies to design a software engine that will reliably utilize online computer games’ data for early identification of cognitive strengths and weaknesses of children. Health professionals and parents can use this web recommendation system to better understand where kids have difficulties and help them to practice and build those skills.
Members from the Core Faculties:
Dr. Christie Ezeife (School of Computer Science, University of Windsor) - Database and Data Mining Research Director
Dr. Richard Frost (School of Computer Science, University of Windsor) - Artificial Intelligence Systems Director
Dr. Dragana Martinovic (Faculty of Education, University of Windsor) - Director
Researchers from other disciplines, Faculties, and institutions, as well as private sector partners, are invited to collaborate with us.
Private sector partners:
Mr. Robert Whent, P.Eng. (President OTEP Inc., www.otep.com) - Publicity Advisor and Advisory Board member
Dr. Hansel Huang, OD (Optometrist, Eye Care First, Windsor)
Dr. David Lynn, Ed.D. (Director of Professional Development, educational consultant with Carrington Communications)
Ms. Heather Liffiton B.Ed., M.Ed. (retired, Superintendent of Special Education Programs and Services and Interim Director of Education, GECDSB)
Yuqi Yang, MEd, University of Windsor (scheduling and student involvement)
Atinuke Adeyemi, PhD student, Educational Studies, University of Windsor (funds, budget)
Chantal M. Pomerleau, B.A. Psychology, University of Windsor (validation of games)
Ritu Chatuverdi, PhD student, Computer Science, University of Windsor (measuring performance in games)
Software developers, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor:
Yanal Alahmad (working with Dr. Ezeife on OTEP_DWH Schema & Instance Integration Engine)
Tamanna Mumu (working with Dr. Ezeife on OTEP_DWH Schema & Instance Integration Engine)
Paul Meyer (working with Dr. Frost on speech games)
Jon Donais (working with Dr. Frost on speech games)
Matthew Clifford (working with Dr. Frost on speech games)
Former Research Assistants
Meaghan McDowall, B.A. Psychology, University of Windsor (evaluation of games)
Our work is supported by:
Send your inquires to:
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Tel: 519-253-3000 X 3962
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