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Case Study - Apple Computer and Digital Movie-Making for Education

Situation:

Apple Computer needs to impress teachers with the usefulness of a low-cost digital movie-making tool.

Solution:

Apple hires DesignWorlds for Learning to organize and produce a wildly successful series of education-related movie projects that leverage the talents of real teachers as well as Hollywood experts.

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Government

ASTL: The Art, Science and Technology of Learning for the 21st Century

Situation

Educators in developing nations find it difficult to bring technologies such as the Internet to many students.

Solution

DesignWorlds applied “know-who” skills, project-based learning and computer-supported collaborative learning to help organize assistance. With this support, students and teachers in developed and developing countries collaborated in projects that helped narrow the digital divide.

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Non-Profit

The Hewlett Foundation and The Bay Area Science Museum Learning Collaboratory

Situation:

San Francisco Bay Area science teachers have little time to find online resources and even less time to align these resources with California content standards for each grade level.

Solution:

DesignWorlds for Learning assembled a team of teachers and specialists to identify the best online resources from the billion dollars worth of content available from Bay Area science museums. DesignWorlds then organized this content with a Web site that gives three-click access to the best resources for every need.

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Education

SRI and the Evaluation of the Educational Software Components of Tomorrow Project (ESCOT)

Situation

Educational software for math and science activities usually serves its purpose in one setting but rarely suits students and teachers in other settings.

Solution

DesignWorlds helped assess the effectiveness of the nationally distributed development teams collaborated via the web to develop web-based learning modules that proved useful in mathematics education.

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