HELM Open is a collection of over 250 free, open, multimedia learning resources. Many of these have been developed by patients, health practitioners and carers, meaning that they provide unique insights for healthcare students and others around the world on subjects as diverse as dementia, adolescent mental health, end of life care and childhood development. The team has developed a distinctive process and tools to empower communities in resource creation. The resources are having a global impact and are currently being accessed by approximately 1.5 million users in over 50 countries. Research and evaluation shows clear impact for these learners.
BradField Narrative Designs Inc.
Inanimate Alice is a work of electronic literature, a digital text that uses game-like backdrops and techniques to engage students in reading and stimulate their creativity. Uniquely, it is a work of progressive complexity that mirrors the protagonist’s age and the skills she has acquired in pursuing her dream of one day becoming a game designer. It is a tale of the ups and downs of life, of eventual success against all odds. Twelve years in production and still incomplete, Inanimate Alice provides a compelling narrative thread for K20 education and academic research the world over.
Story Shares is a literacy hub dedicated to struggling readers in middle school, high school, and beyond. If a 13-year-old reads on a first grade level, she shouldn’t have to practice reading with books like Curious George. But the books written for her age group are too challenging. At Story Shares, we are building a new collection of books specifically created to be both compelling and approachable for the millions of teens and young adults who lack literacy skills. Through writing contests, we crowd source these Relevant Reads: providing writers with incentives and tools to publish books for this overlooked audience.