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ERIC Number: EJ975255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
"Design for All in the Context of the Information Society": Integration of a Specialist Course in a Generalist M.Sc. Program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Godino-Llorente, J. I.; Fraile, R.; Gonzalez de Sande, J. C.; Osma-Ruiz, V.; Saenz-Lechon, N.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v55 n1 p107-117 Feb 2012
This paper describes an educational research experience that took place in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Master's program offered at the Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieria Tecnica de Telecomunicacion, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. The focus is to provide details of the motivation behind and the design and subsequent evaluation of a course adapted to the European Higher Education Area titled "Design for All in the Context of the Information Society." This course may be useful for other engineering educators who design Master's programs and perform research on education in electrical and electronics engineering. The course contents are structured along four axes: disabilities, technical aids, accessibility, and recommendations of the standardization bodies. The results of four years of experience are presented. The course is evaluated according to accepted criteria, highlighting the course scope, pedagogic decisions, and relevance. Based on the analysis of program outcomes, some recommendations are made for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering education programs focusing on disability and technology. (Contains 5 tables, 2 footnotes and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain