ERIC Number: ED464430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug-27
Utility of Course Web Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities.
Slem, Charles M.; Kane, Steven T.
This paper describes an approach to meeting the needs of college students with learning disabilities which utilizes Internet resources in an undergraduate introductory psychology course. The course's Web resources were designed to integrate the lecture component of the course with the accompanying textbook resources. These resources included lecture outlines, links to library resources, related campus resources, sample exams, instructor based resources, relevant World Wide Web links, chapter outlines, concept synopses, graphs and figures, definitions of key terms, links to related concepts in other chapters, sample test questions, access points to Web based tutorials, and additional commentary. Evaluation through surveys of 227 students over three academic quarters found the course Web resources were widely used and rated highly by students. Students reporting known or suspected learning disabilities found the Web resources even more helpful and used them more heavily than other students. Discussion focuses on the characteristics of the course's Web resource platform, which contributed to its perceived success for students with learning disabilities. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).