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ERIC Number: EJ798642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Supporting Learners with Cognitive Impairments in Online Environments
Grabinger, R. Scott; Aplin, Cary; Ponnappa-Brenner, Gitanjali
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n1 p63-69 Jan 2008
Educational Technology;Technology Integration;The field of education now faces an increasingly diverse student body that includes English as second language speakers, those with physical as well as psychiatric disabilities, and multiple representations of races, ethnicities, and religions. Traditionally, postsecondary faculty have thought of students as "normal" or "disabled" and have taught in a uniform manner using predominately lectures that rely on verbal media of voice and text, leaving diverse students on their own to adapt to the course. These authors state that relying solely on verbal methodologies is not an option today, considering the digital innovations (both equipment and applications) that offer opportunities to go beyond cumbersome learning management systems and offer more differentiation. This article has three aims: (1) to bring to the forefront the problem of mental illness, psychiatric disabilities, and cognitive impairments in postsecondary education; (2) to provide a construct to guide the increasing differentiation necessary to meet the needs of all students--to make designing for a diverse population possible and manageable; and (3) to bring the use of Web 2.0 tools into the mix for teaching and learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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