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  1. Brain Gym: Let the User Beware

    Kevin Kroeze, Keith Hyatt & Chuck Lambert, Western Washington University, United States

    Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 26, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 395–401

    As part of the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, schools are called upon to provide students with academic instruction using ... More

    pp. 395-401

  2. How 7th Grade Students are Using Resources for Learning in an Online Science Course

    Diane Mayse, University of Nebraska Lincoln (Dissertation Research), United States

    Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 337–363

    In this study 7th grade students were observed completing a series of lessons in an online science course to explore their thinking and strategies for using curriculum resources for learning, their... More

    pp. 337-363

  3. Mobile Learning for Students With and Without Disabilities in K-12 Educational Setting

    Jingrong Xie & James Basham, The University of Kansas, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1647–1664

    Mobile learning technology has shown great potential to facilitate teaching and learning in recent academic research. This comprehensive literature review methodology was used to examine recent... More

    pp. 1647-1664

  4. An Exploration of How Mobile Devices Help College Students with Disabilities Access News Information

    Jingrong Xie, Michael Williams & James Basham, The University of Kansas, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 229–236

    This study intends to investigate how mobile devices interact with college students from diverse backgrounds, especially with disabilities to access news and information. By examining theoretical... More

    pp. 229-236

  5. Elementary Students' Affective Variables in a Networked Learning Environment Supported by a Blog: A Case Study

    Stéphane Allaire, Pascale Thériault, Vincent Gagnon & Evelyne Lalancette

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul 24, 2013)

    This study documents to what extent writing on a blog in a networked learning environment could influence the affective variables of elementary-school students' writing. The framework is... More

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  6. Language Tasks Using Touch Screen and Mobile Technologies: Reconceptualizing Task-Based CALL for Young Language Learners

    Martine Pellerin

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 40, No. 1 (May 09, 2014)

    This article examines how the use of mobile technologies (iPods and tablets) in language classrooms contributes to redesigning task-based approaches for young language learners. The article is... More

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  7. Teachers' Roles in Designing Meaningful Tasks for Mediating Language Learning through the Use of ICT: A Reflection on Authentic Learning for Young ELLs

    Hetty Roessingh

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 40, No. 1 (May 09, 2014)

    Task based learning (TBL) continues to evolve as information and communication technology (ICT) inspired tools and teaching approaches afford the possibilities of transforming students'... More

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  8. Students with Disabilities: Opportunities and Challenges for Colleges and Universities

    Barbara A. Lee

    Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning Vol. 46, No. 1 (2014) pp. 40–45

    Data collected by the US Department of Education in 2008 indicate that US colleges and universities enrolled 707,000 students with disabilities, divided roughly equally between public and private... More

    pp. 40-45

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  9. Making Hands-On Science Learning Accessible for Students Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

    Cary Supalo, Mick D. Isaacson & Michael V. Lombardi

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 92, No. 2 (February 2014) pp. 195–199

    The 2011 National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam event at Towson University enabled a large group of blind youth to participate in a five day long science, technology, engineering, and... More

    pp. 195-199

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  10. Group-Work in the Design of Complex Adaptive Learning Strategies

    Anna Mavroudi & Thanasis Hadzilacos

    Designing for Innovation around OER Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)

    This paper presents a case study where twelve graduate students undertook the demanding role of the adaptive e-course developer and worked collaboratively on an authentic and complex design task in... More

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  11. Increasing Accessibility: Using Universal Design Principles to Address Disability Impairments in the Online Learning Environment

    Candice N. Pittman & April K. Heiselt

    Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 17, No. 3 ()

    With the increasing number of students enrolling in distance education, there is a need to consider the accessibility of course materials in online learning environments. Four major groups of... More

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  12. Development and Evaluation of an E-Learning Course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Based on the Advanced Adapted Pedagogical Index Method

    Matjaž Debevc, Zoran Stjepanovic & Andreas Holzinger

    Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 1 (2014) pp. 35–50

    Web-based and adapted e-learning materials provide alternative methods of learning to those used in a traditional classroom. Within the study described in this article, deaf and hard of hearing... More

    pp. 35-50

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  13. Putting the PLE into PLD: Virtual Professional Learning and Development

    Hazel Owen

    Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 2014)

    The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach... More

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  14. Transforming and Turning around Low-Performing Schools: The Role of Online Learning

    Michael Corry & Angela Carlson-Bancroft

    Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 2014)

    This review of the literature examines online learning as a core strategy for bold, dramatic curricular reform within transformational or turnaround models in improving low-performing K-12 schools.... More

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  15. Computerized Silent Reading Rate and Strategy Instruction for Fourth Graders at Risk in Silent Reading Rate

    Jasmin Niedo, Yen-Ling Lee, Zvia Breznitz & Virginia W. Berninger

    Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 100–110

    Fourth graders whose silent word reading and/or sentence reading rate was, on average, two-thirds standard deviation below their oral reading of real and pseudowords and reading comprehension... More

    pp. 100-110

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  16. Using Evidence-Based Multimedia to Improve Vocabulary Performance of Adolescents With LD: A UDL Approach

    Michael J. Kennedy, Cathy Newman Thomas, J Patrick Meyer, Kat D. Alves & John Wills Lloyd

    Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 71–86

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is commonly used for guiding the construction and delivery of instruction intended to support all students. In this study, we used a related ... More

    pp. 71-86

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  17. UDL in the Middle School Science Classroom: Can Video Games and Alternative Text Heighten Engagement and Learning for Students With Learning Disabilities?

    Matthew T. Marino, Chad M. Gotch, Maya Israel, Eleazar Vasquez, James D. Basham & Kathleen Becht

    Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 87–99

    This article examined the performance of 57 students with learning disabilities (LD) from four middle schools. Students were followed over the course of a school year in their inclusive science... More

    pp. 87-99

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  18. Using Math Apps for Improving Student Learning: An Exploratory Study in an Inclusive Fourth Grade Classroom

    Meilan Zhang, Robert P. Trussell, Benjamin Gallegos & Rasmiyeh R. Asam

    TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 2 (March 2015) pp. 32–39

    Recent years have seen a quick expansion of tablet computers in households and schools. One of the educational affordances of tablet computers is using math apps to engage students in mathematics... More

    pp. 32-39

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  19. A model of how children construct knowledge and understanding of engineering design within robotics focused contexts

    Timothy Yuen, University of Texas at San Antonio; Jennifer Stone, Wichita State University; Don Davis, Alvaro Gomez, Adrienne Guillen, Erin Price Tiger & Melanie Boecking, University of Texas at San Antonio

    International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology Vol. 5, No. 1 (Nov 02, 2015)

    The use of robotics to support instruction and learning has gained increasing attention from many areas of educational research. Researchers conducted a qualitative examination of elementary and... More

  20. Learning Area and Perimeter with Virtual Manipulatives

    Emily Bouck, Michigan State University, United States; Sara Flanagan, University of Kentucky, United States; Mary Bouck, Michigan State University, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 381–393

    Manipulatives are considered a best practice for educating students with disabilities, but little research exists which examines virtual manipulatives as tool for supporting students in mathematics... More

    pp. 381-393