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ERIC Number: EJ899367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
Providing Curriculum Access to Young Children: Online Workshops for Educators
Robinson, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Hutinger, Patricia
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v4 n1 p46-61 Fall 2007
Nine online workshops developed by the Early Childhood Technology Integrated Instructional System (EC-TIIS) at Western Illinois University meet the need for training for educators and families on evidence-based practices related to assistive technology (AT) and young children. Results of a research study conducted by EC-TIIS indicate that the online workshops are effective in increasing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of participants. This paper describes the online data collection system, which includes both quantitative and qualitative measures, and data results. Research groups include early childhood educators, families, university faculty, and students. As a result of their participation in the online workshops, educators indicate changes made in their classrooms to make materials more accessible to children. By incorporating the workshops into course content, faculty provide a valuable resource to their students, who in turn gain information and strategies to guide them as educators in making curriculum accessible to all children. (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail: atob@atia.org; Web site: http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3305
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A