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ERIC Number: EJ765879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Providing Hearing-Impaired Students with Learning Care after Classes through Smart Phones and the GPRS Network
Liu, Chen-Chung; Hong, Yi-Ching
British Journal of Educational Technology, v38 n4 p727-741 Jul 2007
Although computers and network technology have been widely utilised to assist students learn, few technical supports have been developed to help hearing-impaired students learn in Taiwan. A significant challenge for teachers is to provide after-class learning care and assistance to hearing-impaired students that sustain their motivation to participate in continuous learning activities. However, lacking an effective communication channel, teachers cannot easily provide after-class learning care or instruction to sustain student motivation. This study developed a learning support system to provide after-class learning care through smart phones and the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network. Student reactions identified effective strategies regarding student-teacher interaction while teachers utilised the wireless network and handheld devices to provide learning support. Questionnaire results demonstrated that most students and their parents considered student-teacher interaction and strategies through GPRS and smart phones effective in improving student learning at home.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan