Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Product Spotlight: FACELAND

Through gestures, speech, body language, writing, facial expressions and other means, we are able to share our thoughts and ideas, build relationships, and express our needs. When a communicator cannot decode one or more of these areas of communication successfully, the communication intent can be lost. FACELAND by do2learn, is a computer software program compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer operating systems that teaches users how to decode facial expressions.

FACELAND takes users through an amusement park journey where they learn about and practice 6 emotions including surprise, anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and happiness. These basic facial expressions are at the heart of communication and needed for proper decoding of messages to occur. Each facial expression is identified clearly and 11 interactive games encourage users to continue distinguishing the differences between them. Users can visit the cafĂ© and help flip “face cakes” saving only those cakes with the specified face expression on them or users can make the glop-o-meter rise as they glop out disgusted faces.

To try FACELAND or for more information about this program contact the Simon Technology Center at 952-838-9000 or E-mail stc@pacer.org.

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