Exploring the technology experiences of disabled learners in higher education: challenges for the use and development of participatory research methods
Seale, Jane, Wald, Mike and Draffan, E.A. (2008) Exploring the technology experiences of disabled learners in higher education: challenges for the use and development of participatory research methods. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 2, (3), 4-15.
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There is a need for more in-depth exploration of the e-learning experiences of disabled learners in higher education, taking into account the complex relationship between learners (skills, knowledge and beliefs), their assistive technologies and the e-learning contexts in which learners are required to operate. Participatory methods appear to have great potential in enabling the voice of disabled learners to be a more central focus of e-learning studies. This paper will describe and evaluate a two year research project called LExDis which aims to use participatory methods to explore the e-learning experiences of disabled learners in one higher education institution. The experience of conducting phase one of the LExDis project will be discussed with regards to three main challenges to using participatory methods: informed participation; valued participation and empowered participation.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||09 Sep 2008 12:39|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 20:49|
|Contributors:||Seale, Jane (Author)
Wald, Mike (Author)
Draffan, E.A. (Author)
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