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2012 LAMS Conference — Sydney, Australia

LAMS 2012

The 7th International Conference will once again be held in Sydney after the success of the six previous International LAMS Conferences from 2006 to 2011; four European Conferences (2007 – Greenwich, 2009 – Cadiz, 2009 – Milton Keynes and Oxford in July 2010) as well as the 2011 International Conference held at NTU, Singapore.

The focus of this years conference will be “Surveying the Learning Design Landscape”. We will look at technologies, applications and approaches that support sharing, collaboration and open access to knowledge and resources and the differing implications for individuals and organizations in a changing world. Importantly, we will also capture the experience of those who have used LAMS & Learning Design and shared some of the lessons learnt about sharing great ideas in higher education, the K-12 sector, vocational and professional education.

6-7 December 2012

Call for papers etc closed 14 September

Full Text: 2012 LAMS Conference — Sydney, Australia.

Gloves Translate Sign Language Into Speech

Sign to Speech gloves

There is no dearth of impressive student projects here at the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in Sydney, but one of the six finalists that caught my attention was a project called EnableTalk by the Ukrainian team QuadSquad. There are currently about 40 million deaf, mute and deaf-mute people and many of them use sign language to communicate, but there are very few people who actually understand sign language. Using gloves fitted with flex sensors, touch sensors, gyroscopes and accelerometers (as well as some solar cells to increase battery life) the EnableTalk team has built a system that can translate sign language into text and then into spoken words using a text-to-speech engine. The whole system then connects to a smartphone over Bluetooth.

Full Text: Ukrainian Students Develop Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech | TechCrunch.