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Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 29, No. 4 (1996) pp. 402–12
Evaluation of the use of social studies hypermedia (text only) study guides with 25 high school students, either learning disabled or receiving remedial instruction, found that the hypertext provided adequate reinforcement to move students toward...
Remedial and Special Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (2003) pp. 132–40
This article explores current state-of-the-art technologies available for reading, writing, and publishing, including electronic books (ebooks), electronic libraries, and electronic journals. Instructional design, best practices for improving...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 675–678
This Brief Paper Presentation will present three separate areas of interest from a research project into the development and validation of a universally-designed software evaluation instrument for evaluating the appropriateness of educational...
Online Learning Environments: Instructional Design Considerations for Students with Learning Disabilities
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 3599–3600
This brief paper will discuss and link the learning characteristics of students with learning disabilities to educational design considerations for use in the creation of online learning environments. A checklist will be provided for educators to...
Hypertext Computer Study Guides and the Social Studies Achievement of Students with Learning Disabilities, Remedial Students, and Regular Education Students
Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 23, No. 9 (1990) pp. 529–40
Two studies were conducted to design and field-test hypertext computer study guides with 40 ninth grade students (10 with learning disabilities, 15 remedial, and 15 regular education). Findings indicated the computer study guide treatment was as...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 11, No. 1 (1991) pp. 1–15
Results of the first year of a 3-year study involving development and testing of hypermedia computer-assisted instruction (CAI) with 8 K-3 classes are reported. The hypermedia reading lessons offered additional information about words and concepts...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 26, No. 1 (1990) pp. 26–31
This article describes the development of hypertext and hypermedia as educational software programs with potential for use in reading instruction. The ability of hypertext to challenge reading students with enhanced surface structures, enhanced...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 30, No. 5 (1998) pp. 4–5
Describes digital publishing and its implications for "TEACHING Exceptional Children." The benefits of digital publishing for readers are discussed, including access to more information and the ability to view, via digital video, instructional...
New Directions in Research: The Role of Instructional Design in Assistive Technology Research and Development
Reading Research Quarterly Vol. 42, No. 1 (2007) pp. 135–140
The term "assistive technology" (AT) elicits widely varying responses from educators, service providers, and consumers of AT even within the relatively small disability, special education, and related services community. For the most part, AT...
Social Education Vol. 56, No. 3 (1992) pp. 154–59
Presents study results adapting a social studies textbook to hypermedia format. Discusses study guides intended to increase the amount of instructional time for students, create a system offering curriculum enhancement and access, and decrease...
Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 29, No. 4 (1996) pp. 340–43
This introduction to a series of articles on the use of technology with students who have learning disabilities stresses the importance of both the technology itself and its application; the need to match tools, problems, and implementation; and...
Creating Individualized Computer-Assisted Instruction for Students with Autism Using Multimedia Authoring Software
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Vol. 11, No. 2 (1996) pp. 69–78
This article provides a rationale for educators to use multimedia computer technologies to create individualized computer-based instructional materials for students with autism. Software design guidelines based on empirical research are presented,...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 36, No. 2 (2000) pp. 109–15
This article presents a flowchart and component checklist to assist educators in using a systematic multidimensional approach for evaluating educational software for use with specific students with disabilities. Examples of questions to use in one...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 33, No. 4 (2001) pp. 32–39
This article discusses three important issues that educators must address as they integrate technology into their classrooms: increasing access to technology, appropriate instruction in and use of technology, and barriers to institutional technology....
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 26, No. 1 (2003) pp. 2–4
This article discusses the creation of an archive that permits online access to digital copies of back issues of the "Learning Disability Quarterly." It describes how to access the archive, select and order an issue, and the benefits of providing...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 43, No. 1 (September 2007) pp. 20–28
WebQuests are gaining popularity as teachers explore using the Internet for guided learning activities. A WebQuest involves students working on a task that is broken down into clearly defined steps. Students often work in groups to actively conduct...
The Effects of Teacher Facilitation on the Social Interactions of Young Children during Computer Activities
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education Vol. 25, No. 4 (2005) pp. 208–217
This group study investigated the impact of teacher facilitation on the social interactions of young children during computer activities. The study compared 18 dyads comprised of children with and without disabilities who received teacher...
Distance Education: An Exploration of Alternative Methods and Types of Instructional Media in Teacher Education
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 20, No. 3 (2005) pp. 25–33
Universities currently are exploring an array of instructional media to facilitate the delivery of instruction. Consensus from the studies indicates that there is no significant difference in the achievement of students who participate in...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3205–3206
This paper describes one component of an extensive reform effort supporting the integration of technology into a teacher preparation program. This component focuses on the development of a digital library in support of an undergraduate special...
Topics: Educational Technology
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4904–4907
This brief presentation will discuss the findings from a FIPSE project that is developing on-line learning opportunities for special educators enrolled in alternative route to licensure programs. The teachers access research-based instructional...
Delivering Instruction via Interactive Television and Videotape: Student Achievement and Satisfaction
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 13, No. 4 (1998) pp. 59–77
This study compared instructional delivery of an undergraduate special-education course via a traditional classroom, interactive television (ITV), or videotaped lectures. Students in all groups achieved equally well, and attended class regularly,...
Social Skills Instruction for Adolescents with Emotional Disabilities: A Technology-Based Intervention
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 1 (2008)
This study explored the use of multimedia, student-generated social skills lessons coupled with teacher facilitation to improve the social skills of middle-school students with emotional disabilities. The effects of teacher-led social skills...
Emergent Literacy Skills of Preschool Students with Autism: A Comparison of Teacher-Led and Computer-Assisted Instruction
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 46, No. 3 (September 2011) pp. 326–338
Children with autism are at-risk for poor literacy outcomes and have the right to learn literacy skills. Despite this, students with autism often may be perceived as not ready for literacy instruction. This study focused on teaching alphabet skills...