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ERIC Number: EJ1056964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Using an ICT Tool as a Solution for the Educational and Social Needs of Long-Term Sick Adolescents
Zhu, Chang; Van Winkel, Lies
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v24 n2 p231-245 2015
This research investigates the role of an ICT tool for meeting the educational and social needs of long-term sick adolescents. Both surveys and interviews were conducted in this study. The participants of this study were sick school students between 12-19 years old. The interviewed participants had used the ICT-supporting tool for three months to three years. The results indicate that the ICT learning tool had a positive impact on meeting the educational and social needs of long-term sick adolescents. The respondents reported that using the ICT tool helped them to keep up to date with their schoolwork and maintain social contact with classmates and teachers. More importantly, the ICT tool helped them to reduce their social isolation and to feel more confident about their reintegration into school and about their future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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