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Contributed by ScratchEd, August 18, 2018
Keynotes from 2010 and 2016 Scratch@MIT reflect on the ways in which Scratch can be used to support inclusivity, creativity, and computational thinking in school contexts and beyond.
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Member since November 28, 2009
Dr. Mukhtar M. Rana is President & CEO of Health IT Services, Inc. It is a non-profit Organization. Its mission is "to provide innovative Healthcare IT Solutions and training to clinicians and patients using cutting-edge Health Information Technology to improve the quality of public health and reduce healthcare cost". Dr. Rana is also pioneer and project leader of the SWANS (Semantic Web Accessibility Network Services) a research project. He has completed his PhD in 2008 and started to work as a visiting lecturer & researcher in Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. In 2009, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2003, he started to work as a volunteer tutor in Cambridge Online Pathways Project and became interested to explore assistive technology in depth for the people who have visual impairment to resolve their difficulties to use Internet and computers. In 2005, he has submitted a research project with the name of SWANS to the University in collaboration with Cambridge On-line Pathways. Along with these organizations he has been involved to raise awareness of how the use of computers could enhance the confidence and independence of disabled or disadvantaged people and help them to explore new opportunities for education, employment and leisure using Assistive Technologies. His research interests are Web Services, Semantic Web and Cloud Computing Framework for visually impaired people to transform their lives. He has more than 20 publications in peer reviewed international journal and conference proceedings. In 2007, on his research achievements, High Commission of Pakistan, United Kingdom awarded Dr. Wali Mohammad research award-2007.
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