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ERIC Number: EJ828554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0015-511X
Implications of Mixed Reality and Simulation Technologies on Special Education and Teacher Preparation
Dieker, Lisa; Hynes, Michael; Hughes, Charles; Smith, Eileen
Focus on Exceptional Children, v40 n6 p1 Feb 2008
As technology evolves, so does its impact on people's lives. These changes clearly affect people's daily activities, but how might they also impact education, teachers, and the lives of students with disabilities? This article focuses on technological innovations and their potential implications for students and teachers in schools. This article outlines a partnership and vision for how existing and emerging knowledge and technologies could and should be applied to the field of special education. In this article, the authors discuss how they potentially see advancements in technology impacting students' literacy and their functional and social skills, followed by a discussion of how these emerging tools can influence the future of teacher preparation, along with how mixed-reality environments have potential implications across teachers, students, schools, families, and society. The authors conclude with a look into the future, how free-choice learning environments will affect the way students learn and interact in multiple environments. (Contains 8 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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