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A Low Cost Virtual Reality Environment to Train Deaf Students on Computer Maintenance Skills
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, Emirates College of Advnaced Education, United Arab Emirates ; , Emirates College of Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates ; , ERP, Egypt

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The current direction for special needs education in Egypt is toward the inclusion of these students in regular classrooms. Virtual reality (VR) provides immersion, visualization, engagement and interactivity that can be an efficient learning tool for deaf and hearing impaired students and also facilitates the inclusion of these students in regular classrooms. In this paper, a low cost virtual reality environment is developed to train deaf and hearing impaired students on computer maintenance skills. IT and computer training is a vital for students with special needs, namely deaf and hearing impaired students as successful employment in the future will depend a great deal on their computer skills and will also allow them to fully participate in the digital age. The results of this study clearly indicated significant improved performance of deaf and hearing impaired students in computer maintenance skills after the exposure to the VR environment.

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Ali, N., Kachelhoffer, A. & Kassem, U. (2009). A Low Cost Virtual Reality Environment to Train Deaf Students on Computer Maintenance Skills. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1417-1440). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 26, 2019 from .

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