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ERIC Number: ED308650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-12
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Some Developments in the Uses of Technology in Special Education in Alberta: A Brief Overview.
Gall, Robert S.; Hill, W. Leigh
The document describes efforts begun by the Canadian province of Alberta to apply telecommunications technology on a broad basis in special education, through the involvement of provincial and local agencies and public and private sectors. A brief history of the development of Alberta's educational technology over the past two decades is offered. The Distance Learning Project and the establishment of the Alberta Education Response Centre (ERC), which disseminates information; conducts professional and paraprofessional training, research, and demonstrations; and develops learning resources are particularly noted. Programs of the ERC include Response Line Services and the Alberta Special Education Network. Challenges for the future include the lack of hardware and software in the field, the necessity of raising the awareness level of local special educators, assembly and maintenance of Alberta-specific information, the changing policy context, and the rapid rate of technological change. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada