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ERIC Number: ED562226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Dealing with Unseen Obstacles to Education in the Digital Age
Powell, Valerie J. H.; Sirinterlikci, Arif; Zomp, Christopher; Johnson, Randall S.; Miller, Phillip; Powell, James C.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
This paper updates the efforts to educate blind students in higher education in the digital age and describes how to support the development of mental models in learning through tactile learning and 3D-printing technology. It cites research documenting a drop in Braille literacy along with the growth in use of digital technologies by blind students. It identifies technologies, strategies, and techniques used to address barriers to progress faced by a student majoring in computer and information systems, where learning to program a computer and design databases were requirements for a degree. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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