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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
McAlvage, Katherine; Rice, Mary – Online Learning Consortium, 2018
Accessibility in K-12 and higher education is becoming an increasingly complex terrain to traverse as schools increase online materials and instructional delivery options. This white paper provides an overview of critical terms, legal precedents, and other considerations for course designers, instructors, and administrators as they work to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Menin, Andrea; Perham, Jenny; Vong, Joanna; Wachtel, Amelia – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2016
Providing general education curriculum for students in self-contained special needs classrooms, as mandated by federal laws, has been a challenge for educators. Utilizing the class work of general education students is an easy, no-cost way to bridge the curriculum gap and offers benefits to both general education and special education students. In…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
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Tyson, Patricia A. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2015
One of the key concepts of the NCLB legislation was the improvement of student achievement in academics with the use of technology (NCLB, 2001). Ironically, the NCLB mandate of accountability has not provided the necessary resources for achieving its goals, and students with disabilities are, in fact, being left behind. Therefore, the law is…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Equal Education, Technology Uses in Education, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Lee, Barbara A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private institutions. The survey found that 31 percent of these students reported learning disabilities, 18 percent ADD or ADHD, 15 percent mental illness or…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2014
Technology can help transform learning when used with innovative instructional approaches such as those outlined in the National Education Technology Plan. Yet many schools, particularly high-need schools, lack the connectivity, resources, and support for teachers and leaders needed to implement digital learning strategies. The President's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Grants
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Benton-Borghi, Beatrice Hope – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
This article challenges educational computing researchers and teacher educators to consider a merger between universal design for learning and technological pedagogical content knowledge to create a practitioners' model to prepare teachers to graduate with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to teach the full spectrum of learners.…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Access to Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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More, Cori M.; Hart, Juliet E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
With the growing use of technology in today's schools, electronic IEP programs are being adopted by many school districts around the nation as part of special education service delivery. These programs provide a useful technology that can facilitate compliance with IDEA requirements in IEP development while concurrently lessening teacher paperwork…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
Kurtts, Stephanie; Dobbins, Nicole; Takemae, Natsuko – Library Media Connection, 2012
Implementing new and advanced technology for instruction and access to the curriculum for the increasingly diverse student populations in schools can be a daunting task for even the most tech-savvy school personnel. This task can be even more challenging when devices, tools, and systems associated with assistive, or adaptive, technology are part…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
Geiger, Brian; Evans, R. R.; Cellitti, M. A.; Smith, K. Hogan; O'Neal, Marcia R.; Firsing, S. L., III; Chandan, P. – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
Background: The Internet can be an invaluable resource for obtaining health information by people with disabilities. Although valid and reliable information is available, previous research revealed barriers to accessing health information online. Health education specialists have the responsibilities to insure that it is accessible to all users.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Health Education, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Zionch, Allenda – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2011
Today's students are digital natives. From computers to MP3 players, the everyday use of technology in society underscores the necessity of using technology in education. The use of digital simulations especially has had positive outcomes for students with disabilities in generalizing various life skills necessary for transition beyond high…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Transitional Programs
Iannone-Campbell, Charlene; Lattimore, Susan Lloyd – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
As early as preschool, children who struggle with emergent literacy skills can benefit from effective response to intervention. Don't wait until later grades when they've already fallen behind--improve their literacy skills now with this evidence-based Tier 2 RTI curriculum, ready for any pre-K educator to pick up and use right away. Created by…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Reading Readiness, Pilot Projects, Emergent Literacy
State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2010
This annual report provides a national perspective on Title II-D for federal fiscal year (FY) 2008 (2008-09 school year), as well as emergent trends based on data from the past seven years. Title II-D is the only federal education program with funds explicitly targeted to support state and local effective uses of educational technology in the …
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technological Literacy, Educational Trends, Program Implementation
Stevenson, Kenneth R. – National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2010
What does the future hold for educators and facilities professionals when it comes to planning, building, funding, and operating school facilities? No one can absolutely know beforehand. However, there are many, many indicators of where public education in the United States may well be destined. These indicators take the form of already occurring…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, School Size, Educational Change, Public Education
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