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Regan, Kelley; Evmenova, Anya S.; Good, Kevin; Legget, Alicia; Ahn, Soo Y.; Gafurov, Boris; Mastropieri, Margo – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
As writing instruction expands beyond the language arts classroom, students with disabilities, English language learners, and others who struggle with writing continue to need support with written expression. A timely practice to support student writing is the use of technology. This study used a quasi-experimental group design to examine the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Materials, Inclusion, Classroom Techniques
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Gugino, Jessica – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
The use of teaching portfolios in teacher education programs is a widely accepted practice. This article describes how a traditional teacher work sample was transformed using the online platform, Google Docs. The use of online digital portfolios may help to satisfy both the need to evaluate teacher candidates' performance in special education…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Courseware
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Morash-Macneil, Virginia; Johnson, Friggita; Ryan, Joseph B. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Research has shown that assistive technology (AT) can help support employment skills for individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs). The authors of this review examined the effectiveness of various types of AT support for individuals with ID in the workplace with a focus on the participant's independent ability to demonstrate a specific…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Intellectual Disability, Workplace Learning, Literature Reviews
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Xie, Jingrong; Basham, James D.; Marino, Matthew T.; Rice, Mary F. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Mobile technologies have shown great potential in various educational settings. Moreover, there is an emerging research base demonstrating how students view and interact with mobile devices to learn. As more of these technologies enter inclusive educational settings, an understanding of the extant research base for mobile learning (M-learning) and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Special Needs Students
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Moore, Eric J.; Smith, Frances G.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Wojcik, Brian – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
There is increasing pressure on universities in the United States to meet the needs of diverse learners. This fact increases the urgency for implementation and scaling up of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education. This qualitative study draws two major insights from interviews with six faculty members from universities and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Qualitative Research
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Alamri, Abdulrahman; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Little research is available documenting the success of students with various types of disabilities in online classroom environments. This study investigates which factors associated with learners with disabilities impact student outcomes in an online learning environment. Forty learners with disabilities participating in online higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Disabilities
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Chebli, Sabine Saade; Lanovaz, Marc J.; Dufour, Marie-Michèle – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Given that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often require one-to-one individualized instruction, using tablets as teaching tools may represent an interesting option in classrooms with high student to teacher ratios. The purpose of our study was to extend research by evaluating the effects of tablet-based instruction on the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Bennett, Kyle D.; Aljehany, Mashal Salman; Altaf, Enas Mohammednour – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Video-based instruction (VBI) has a substantial amount of research supporting its use with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. However, it has typically been implemented as a treatment package containing multiple interventions. Additionally, there are procedural variations of VBI. Thus, it is difficult…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Alison, Caryn; Root, Jenny R.; Browder, Diane M.; Wood, Leah – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Demonstrating comprehension of text is a complex skill that is an area of difficulty for many students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Shared story reading is an intervention that has a history of effectiveness in teaching literacy skills to students with extensive support needs. This study used a multiple probe across participants design to…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Autism, English Language Learners, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Cook, Rebecca J.; Jones-Bromenshenkel, Melissa; Huisinga, Shawn; Mullins, Frank – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Quality professional development must meet the demands and needs of the person engaging in the activity. However, many opportunities for special educators are often less than optimal in terms of timeliness, expertise, or applicability. This article describes the idea of online professional learning networks (PLNs) which allow for collaboration and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Reflection, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Dalsen, Jennifer – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Disability law and technology services share a rich history. This article investigates this transformative relationship through the contextual framework of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A summary of legal cases, accommodation services, and barriers to access are explored. This includes an overview of the challenges facing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Disabilities, Laws, Federal Legislation
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Taylor, Matthew S.; Vasquez, Eleazar; Donehower, Claire – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Students of all ages and abilities must be given the opportunity to learn academic skills that can shape future opportunities and careers. Researchers in the mid-1970s and 1980s began teaching young students the processes of computer programming using basic coding skills and limited technology. As technology became more personalized and easily…
Descriptors: Programming, Down Syndrome, Elementary School Students, Case Studies
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Ault, Melinda Jones; Baggerman, Melanie A.; Horn, Channon K. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
This study used a multiple probe (conditions) design across behaviors to investigate the effects of an app for the tablet computer to teach spelling of academic content words to four students with developmental disabilities. The app delivered instruction using a model-lead-test format and students typed on the on-screen keyboard. The study also…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Spelling Instruction, Developmental Disabilities, Laptop Computers
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Mariz, Candice; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Visual presentations may assist students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to access instruction, and they may be more engaged when interacting with screen media in particular. Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are large electronic screens that are used for instruction in many classrooms. An alternating treatment design was used to compare the…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Pilot Projects, Visual Aids
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Saadatzi, Mohammad Nasser; Pennington, Robert C.; Welch, Karla C.; Graham, James H.; Scott, Renee E. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
In the current study, we examined the effects of an instructional package comprised of an autonomous pedagogical agent, automatic speech recognition, and constant time delay during the instruction of reading sight words aloud to young adults with autism spectrum disorder. We used a concurrent multiple baseline across participants design to…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Sight Method, Speech
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