ERIC Number: EJ1093989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Research and Teaching: Methods for Creating and Evaluating 3D Tactile Images to Teach STEM Courses to the Visually Impaired
Hasper, Eric; Windhorst, Rogier; Hedgpeth, Terri; Van Tuyl, Leanne; Gonzales, Ashleigh; Martinez, Britta; Yu, Hongyu; Farkas, Zolton; Baluch, Debra P.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v44 n6 Jul 2015
Project 3D IMAGINE or 3D Image Arrays to Graphically Implement New Education is a pilot study that researches the effectiveness of incorporating 3D tactile images, which are critical for learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, into entry-level lab courses. The focus of this project is to increase the participation and performance of blind or visually impaired (BVI) students by providing a multimodal tactile approach to learning image-rich material. This study explored the use of various tactile image formats and activity sets to evaluate their ability to assist students in lab exercise.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Visual Impairments, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Graphics, Tactual Perception, Blindness, College Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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