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Adaptation of Learning in Digital Convergence for Students with Learning Disabilties

By 吳亭芳


[[abstract]]Digital convergence is the technology policy of our government. The digital convergence context integrates TV, Broadcasting, and internet in the same platform. In the digital convergence context, multi-presentation reading material is easier to merge into the same platform. However, persons with disabilities due to their physical or cognitive limitations may encounter difficulties of operating devices in such a complex environment. Students with learning disabilities usually present the deficits in attention, memory, comprehension, expression, perception, and perceptual motor coordination. They may or may not be benefit in digital convergence environment, which merge all the text, voice, pictures and videos together, for e-learning and e-reading needs further study. We propose a three-year project, and the population we concerned is students with learning disabilities. We will develop the questionnaires to investigate the current status of using multi-touch devices in students with learning disabilities. In addition, the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in using multi-touch devices for students with learning disabilities will also be investigated. The results of the first-year project will be served as the base for other team projects to develop the multi-touch device evaluation system and the barrier-free accessible e-learning platform. The objective of the second year project is to develop a multi-presentation digital reading material. 10 to 15 scientific articles with text, voice, pictures, and videos will be developed. In addition, the process of students with learning disabilities operating multi-touch devices will be observed and recorded. The difficulties of operating multi-touch devices for students with learning disabilities will be analyzed and compared with their peers. In the final year, we will use a single subject research, alternative treatment design to compare the effects of different presentation in reading comprehension for each student with learning disabilities. Further, an individualized e-reading environment with specific presentations will be developed to fulfill the needs of each student with learning disabilities. Finally, we hope to develop an e-learning model for students with learning disabilities in the digital convergence context. Through 3 years’ extensive studies, we will develop a more accessible e-reading and e-learning environment for students with learning disabilities. Our experience on student with learning disabilities will provide a significant reference to other health and educational professionals who provide services for students who faced the same problems.

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Year: 2013
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