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ERIC Number: EJ1058955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Helping Students with Disabilities Comprehend Text in Online Coursework
Rice, Mary; Greer, Diana
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v46 n5 p93-101 May-Jun 2014
In this article, the authors state that increases in technological capabilities are enabling more students to complete schoolwork in online learning environments--in addition to and sometimes instead of traditional classrooms. Teachers, parents, and learning coaches who are working with students using these online environments need to know about the complexity of the text with which students with disabilities can be presented so that they can employ scaffolding strategies to help the students experience success in comprehending the sometimes text-laden world of online learning environments. As students participate in online learning in supported, manageable chunks, for appropriate amounts of time, the potential for online learning can be unlocked as well as the human potential for all students. This article outlines those challenges and offers support materials for meeting them.
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Language: English
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