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ERIC Number: EJ986871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-2042-7530
Learning by E-Learning for Visually Impaired Students: Opportunities or Again Marginalisation?
Kharade, Kalpana; Peese, Hema
E-Learning and Digital Media, v9 n4 p439-448 2012
In recent years, e-learning has become a valuable tool for an increasing number of visually impaired (VI) learners. The benefits of this technology include: (1) remote learning for VI students; (2) the possibility for teachers living far from schools or universities to provide remote instructional assistance to VI students; and (3) continuing education for VI adults. A number of studies confirm that VI students appreciate the advantages of e-learning systems, but they also have to face several challenges in pursuing their education through the e-learning mode. E-learning can be a valuable opportunity for VI users if suitable education methods and appropriate technologies are used. Hence, it is crucial to identify the needs and requirements of the target community in order to create a system that fulfils their expectations. This article describes the experiences of Indian VI learners with e-learning, throws light on the problems often encountered by them when using assistive technology and proposes guidelines for designers in order to develop more accessible e-learning systems. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India