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An evaluation of the use of participatory methods in exploring disabled learners' experiences of e-learning: LEXDIS Methodology Report to JISC

An evaluation of the use of participatory methods in exploring disabled learners' experiences of e-learning: LEXDIS Methodology Report to JISC
An evaluation of the use of participatory methods in exploring disabled learners' experiences of e-learning: LEXDIS Methodology Report to JISC
This report describes and evaluates the methods used in a JISC funded project called LEXDIS. The overarching aim of the LEXDIS project is to explore the e-learning experiences of disabled learners within one institution, the University of Southampton in order to increase understanding of the many complex issues and interactions introduced by disabled learners’ requirements for accessible e-learning, compatible assistive technologies and effective learning support. The related objectives of the study were to:
•Explore and describe how disabled learners experience and participate in learning in technology-rich environments; •Investigate the strategies, beliefs and intentions of disabled learners who are effective in learning in technology-rich environments and identity factors that enable or inhibit effective e-learning; •Make recommendations for those involved in designing learning systems and developing support services for disabled students based on our understanding of their diverse needs, experiences and preferences.
In order to meet these objectives participatory methods were employed in the LEXDIS project. This report provides a rationale for their use; evaluates the use of the methodology and from this evaluation offers some brief guidelines and recommendations for other researchers who may wish to adopt this approach in subsequent learner experience related projects.
e-learning, disability, inclusion, accessibility, higher education, participatory research
University of Southampton
Seale, Jane
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Draffan, E.A.
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Wald, Mike
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Seale, Jane, Draffan, E.A. and Wald, Mike (2008) An evaluation of the use of participatory methods in exploring disabled learners' experiences of e-learning: LEXDIS Methodology Report to JISC Southampton, UK. University of Southampton 71pp. ,

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Abstract

This report describes and evaluates the methods used in a JISC funded project called LEXDIS. The overarching aim of the LEXDIS project is to explore the e-learning experiences of disabled learners within one institution, the University of Southampton in order to increase understanding of the many complex issues and interactions introduced by disabled learners’ requirements for accessible e-learning, compatible assistive technologies and effective learning support. The related objectives of the study were to:
•Explore and describe how disabled learners experience and participate in learning in technology-rich environments; •Investigate the strategies, beliefs and intentions of disabled learners who are effective in learning in technology-rich environments and identity factors that enable or inhibit effective e-learning; •Make recommendations for those involved in designing learning systems and developing support services for disabled students based on our understanding of their diverse needs, experiences and preferences.
In order to meet these objectives participatory methods were employed in the LEXDIS project. This report provides a rationale for their use; evaluates the use of the methodology and from this evaluation offers some brief guidelines and recommendations for other researchers who may wish to adopt this approach in subsequent learner experience related projects.

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Published date: July 2008
Keywords: e-learning, disability, inclusion, accessibility, higher education, participatory research

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Local EPrints ID: 63199
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/63199
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Date deposited: 19 Sep 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:18

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Author: Jane Seale
Author: E.A. Draffan
Author: Mike Wald

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