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ERIC Number: EJ807828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
The Roles of Emerging and Conventional Technologies in Serving Children and Adolescents with Special Needs in Rural and Northern Communities
Roberts, Judy; O'Sullivan, Julia; Howard, Joan
Journal of Distance Education, v20 n1 p84-103 2005
More than a century of Canadian and international experience and research in open and distance learning indicates that traditional and emerging technologies can be used effectively, alone or in combination, to provide access to services and education for adults and children living in rural and northern communities. However, although there is an emerging literature about children with special needs, technology, and the North, it is at a preliminary stage and is fragmented across many professional communities, one of which is increasingly the field of open and distance learning. Research studies, pilot projects, and written reports need to be expanded and shared as a matter of priority. With appropriate research support and policy review, the promise of digital technologies can be realized to serve children with special needs, their families, teachers, and health care providers who live in rural and northern communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada