All impact case studies (information technology)

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Echoes project

Helping children with autism

ECHOES, a virtual learning environment developed by ESRC-funded researchers, has improved autistic children's engagement and communication, and changed teaching practice in several UK schools.

Pupil and computer

Game time for pupils

MissionMaker, a software tool enabling teenagers to create their own computer games, is now used in over 200 schools and is part of the Institute of Education's Masters programmes.

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Safe web space for children

The UK Children Go Online project has had a substantial impact on the design of safeguards to protect children from harmful material on the internet.

Globe and magnifying glass

Putting healthcare on the map

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership project helped Dr Foster Intelligence to assess the best way to visualise complex health data on maps - leading to the development of the cutting-edge web application Population Health Manager.

Data flow

Better use of hospital data

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership project improved data gathering, performance monitoring and service management for NHS Middlesbrough and NHS Redcar and Cleveland, enhancing local Quality and Outcome Frameworks.

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School improvement saving expenses

New methodologies and pioneering survey software has helped Dorset County Council analyse school performance, improve services and save costs on data analysis.

Horse riding in countryside

IT revolution for charity operations

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Riding for the Disabled Association and the University of Reading developed a new IT infrastructure for the association - streamlining support, improving service and attracting sponsorship and new members.

Crowd in street

Local healthcare with geodemographics

Research using geographic information systems and geodemographics helped Camden Primary Care Trust target health campaigns, leading to significant savings.

Businessman and laptop

Gauging financial risk online

Award-winning psychological research has underpinned the development of Electronic Financial Advice software which delivers computer-based feedback on financial decisions, leading to commercial research spinouts.

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