ERIC Number: ED346626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Center for Disabled Students. 1985-1986 Final Report. Demonstration Project.
Horn, Christy A.; And Others
The report documents first year activities of the Educational Center for Disabled Students serving college students with a broad range of both physical and learning disabilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Center goals include improving student academic performance and attitudes through the use of computer technology and academic skills training, establishing the Center utilizing appropriate computer equipment and software, and disseminating model project information. First year activities focused on development of the Center, obtaining technological and supplemental equipment and materials, and determining how these materials could best be utilized. Other first year activities included developing an evaluation plan to guide formative activities, identifying the population to be served, identifying additional academic skill training to supplement use of the technological equipment, and initiating project dissemination activities. Preliminary conclusions are that technology is primarily applicable to the solution of problems involving sensory input or motor skills; that use of technology must be paired with assessment of knowledge and performance skills; that disabled students require few specialized adaptive devices or programs to use the computer; and that technology should be used to alleviate sensory and motor skill problems throughout the educational system. Appendixes include planning documents, assessment instruments, suggested intervention strategies, a bibliography of information sources, and an equipment and software inventory. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Educational Center for Disabled Students.