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Post-secondary students with disabilities and digital learning: What do we know about their lived experiences? PROCEEDING

, Athabasca University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review the current literature on lived experiences of students with disabilities in digital learning environments. There is an increasing number of students with disabilities at post-secondary institutions in North America that are legally obliged to provide equal access to students with disabilities. Advances in educational and assistive technologies provide new educational opportunities to meet the needs of diverse population of students with disabilities. Despite these trends, legal obligations, and opportunities, students with disabilities still face barriers, and their overall participation and attainment rates are lagging behind that of their peers without disabilities. Understanding commonalities and structures that underline the issue from the perspective of students with disabilities is a less-researched area, and thus warrants investigation.

Citation

Jalovcic, D. (2016). Post-secondary students with disabilities and digital learning: What do we know about their lived experiences?. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (pp. 997-1001). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).