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Utilising mobile technologies for students with disabilities

Hayhoe, Simon (2015) Utilising mobile technologies for students with disabilities. In: Jones-Parry, R., (ed.) Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16. Commonwealth education partnerships. Nexus Strategic Partnerships, Cambridge, UK.

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This paper proposes a model of inclusive technical capital, and its use in the evaluation of technology and education designed to include students with disabilities. This paper also examines the role of mainstream mobile technologies and m-learning in the inclusion of students with disabilities. A recent research project on the inclusivity of native settings and apps on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating systems is reviewed, and a model of evaluation is proposed as a starting point for future evaluations. The paper concludes that mobile technology has advantages over traditional assistive technologies as a tool of inclusive technical capital. However, more needs to be done to develop tablets and smartphones’ native settings and apps to include students with disabilities. It is also found that mobile devices as a whole need to become cheaper in order to make them more socially inclusive.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2015 Council for Education in the Commonwealth
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 14:22
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 23:28

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