New BBC Blast Trucks, Award winning Asperger’s, engaging and inclusive learning….

Dear BLOG,

It has been a while since I've done a catch up, and as ever: I know you are busy – I'll keep it brief.

The BBC Blast Trucks are redesigned, refitted and ready for another three years on the road. Blast is a brilliant project and we've enjoyed working with young people to get the design of the new trucks suitable for engaging and inclusive creative learning. Learning Space Design has become a big part of our work as more people realise the positive impact effective space design can have on learning.

Our work continues with City College Norwich to embed technology for learners with Asperger's Syndrome. With the learners we're embedding a new TV & Radio studio into the suite of facilities, which just won two big awards, we're really proud of the students and staff and celebrated with them on our joint stand at BETT back in January.

Working on the 'New Diplomas' is good fun, we're working with learners to implement an adaptation of our learning platform 'Thought Park' to enable collaborative cross-institution learning. Thought Park has been successfully implemented in a diversity of learning situations and as always learners were involved in its specification and design, which we believe is essential to any software development and a key factor in its success.

With the NHS we're building and implementing a Professional Networking solution for staff in the Eastern Region. Other NHS projects keep us busy putting together new online resources, filming, and travelling all over the country to conduct research with health teams.

With our friends at Essex County Council we're building a new partnership portal, last year we built 'Engage East' for them. PLiP, the Personalised Learning software we're rolling out with Edison Learning continues to grow, SPOKE, our engaging reflection and evaluation software is seeing take-up across the country as a way for schools to: track performance; set targets; engage better with parents; and simplify processes.

And we continue to present, advise and talk about how learning can be more engaging, inclusive and fun.

We're also delighted to welcome Sharon (our new administrator), and Colin Elsey (a former colleague from lab days) who has been tempted out of early retirement to head up some research work for us with the NHS.

There is loads more too…. follow us on Twitter (Cleveratom (2006-2011)) where you'll find a link through to some pictures of the BBC Blast truck!

and all the team at Cleveratom (2006-2011)
Please feel free to forward this update onto friends and colleagues.

Matthew Eaves
Director of Creativity
Cleveratom (2006-2011)
+44 (0)845 868 9020

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