TouchSmart Publishing to Jointly Present Paper at E-Learn Conference with Professor Michael Seth Mott PhD, Purdue University Calumet

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TouchSmart Publishing LLC, is conducting a joint presentation with Purdue University Calumet researcher, Michael Seth Mott, PhD at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Conference in Washington, D.C.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 3, 2004 – TouchSmart Publishing LLC, today announced a joint presentation with Purdue University Calumet researcher, Michael Seth Mott, PhD at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Conference in Washington, D.C.

Where: Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202 USA, telephone 703.418.1234, room 9.

When: 1115am, EST, November 5th, 2004.

Dr. Mott is presenting a paper entitled “Developmental Phonics Instruction with Touch User Interface Technology: Moving Toward a Multi-Sensory Approach for Grades Pre-K-2.”

This paper proposes the use of the Touch User Interface (TUI) technology platform to create a multi-sensory phonics program "workbook" with digital elements and will discuss the possible benefits to students for using this technology.

According to researcher and author Dr. Mott, "TouchSmart Publishing products could meet the needs of a wide-array of struggling readers." Dr. Mott added, "A wide-array of research, from comprehension of text to hypermedia-authoring, anecdotally indicates promise that this technology may help students achieve a new level of learning. It is my intention to see if it does."

This is the second joint presentation between professor Michael Seth Mott of Purdue University Calumet and TouchSmart Publishing in preparation for the pilot studies.

According to co-author and TouchSmart Publishing’s President, Jason Barkeloo “The E-Learn Conference is an international forum. I am excited by our selection to demonstrate and discuss the touch user interface (TUI) technology.” Barkeloo added, “Dr. Mott is a leader and visionary for helping students learn. I am proud that he has chosen to focus his research talents toward the TUI.”

Dr. Mott finished by saying “The current phonics approach I am proposing would be the first truly multi-modal emergent reading program available and would, by design, meet a wide array of learning styles and needs.”

For further information, please contact TouchSmart Publishing at 513.225.8765 or visit TouchSmart's website at http://www.touchsmart.net.

About TouchSmart Publishing, LLC.

TouchSmart Publishing is developmental-stage company poised to distribute touch-sensitive wireless textbooks to K-12 math, science, and special education needs students. The Company's mission is to create and distribute exciting and easy-to-use interactive textbooks that connect to digital content by using touch user interface (TUI) technology that allows a student to touch pages in a book that wireless connect to digital content.

TouchSmart Publishing expects to be a bridge over the digital divide for more students, regardless of learning style, special needs or socioeconomic position, than are current connected. As a result, TouchSmart Publishing is the only complete No Child Left Behind (NCLB) solution poised to meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

TouchSmart Publishing is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Main Street Ventures company, http://www.digitalrhine.com.

For more information, please visit the TouchSmart Publishing web site at http://www.touchsmart.net.

About the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), E-Learn Conference

E-Learn 2004 -- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

For more information, please visit the AACE website at http://www.aace.org.

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TouchSmart Publishing

Jason Barkeloo, 513.225.8765

Dr. Michael Seth Mott,

219.989.2335

mott@calumet.purdue.edu

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