OpenPTrack Showcased at Foro Internacional de Innovación Educativa (Buenos Aires)

On September 15th, 2015, UCLA REMAP‘s Project Manager, Randy Illum, presented the OpenPTrack platform to the Foro Internacional de Innovación Educativa conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also presenting were PhD student Christine Lee (UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies) and Gabriela Cardenas, a teacher from UCLA Lab School. Lee and Cardenas presented the National Science Foundation-funded Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) project. STEP uses OpenPTrack as an interface between the role-playing of groups of elementary school students and educational media.

The next day, Illum conducted an OpenPTrack demo with a full portable deployment at cheLA, a Buenos Aires center for the interpretive merging of arts, culture, technology and community and a long-time partner of UCLA REMAP. During the workshop, cheLA staff members and students from the University of Buenos Aires were able to play and experiment with OpenPTrack.