Self-Management

Self-management articles use AT to support students with disabilities in independent task completion and independent living skills.

Vocational students with severe learning difficulties learning on the internet

Sep 16, 2013, 14:11 PM
Starcic, A. I., & Niskala, M. (2010). Vocational students with severe learning difficulties learning on the Internet. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(6), E155-E159.

Characteristics

  • The SEVERI program is an e-learning environment designed to use with special needs students in 5 European Union (EU) countries.

  • The program is designed for use with students with difficulties in the areas of reading, writing, and visual perception and enhances students’ vocational training.

  • Tools included with the program include guidance messages, a learning diary, a calendar feature, a resource library, a tasks list, and group discussion forums.

  • This study looks at the results of a questionnaire completed by 23 teachers in Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary that used SEVERI with their students.
  • Teacher responses were sought in order to evaluate whether SEVERI supports and improves the work of special needs students receiving vocational training.

Setting

  • Teachers working with special needs students in Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary were surveyed for this study.

Method

  • Participants answered a questionnaire containing Likert-scale items, a checklist, and open ended questions.

Results

  • All teachers agreed that they had been adequately trained to use the SEVERI program.
  • They reported that the program supports teacher planning of vocational instruction by: providing lesson ideas, promoting daily communication and organization, allowing the use of resources, and promoting collaboration among educators and families.
  • They also felt that SEVERI supported the following aspects of the students’ work: student organization, motivation for learning, and digital literacy.
  • The majority of respondents also felt that SEVERI had led to improvements in general learning and improved student learning outcomes.
  • Teachers reported most frequently using SEVERI to access the library of learning resources, write messages to students, access the calendar feature, and access students’ learning diaries.
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Transition Planning

Computer Assisted Instruction

Vocational students with severe learning difficulties learning on the internet

Sep 16, 2013, 14:11 PM
Starcic, A. I., & Niskala, M. (2010). Vocational students with severe learning difficulties learning on the Internet. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(6), E155-E159.

Characteristics

  • The SEVERI program is an e-learning environment designed to use with special needs students in 5 European Union (EU) countries.

  • The program is designed for use with students with difficulties in the areas of reading, writing, and visual perception and enhances students’ vocational training.

  • Tools included with the program include guidance messages, a learning diary, a calendar feature, a resource library, a tasks list, and group discussion forums.

  • This study looks at the results of a questionnaire completed by 23 teachers in Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary that used SEVERI with their students.
  • Teacher responses were sought in order to evaluate whether SEVERI supports and improves the work of special needs students receiving vocational training.

Setting

  • Teachers working with special needs students in Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary were surveyed for this study.

Method

  • Participants answered a questionnaire containing Likert-scale items, a checklist, and open ended questions.

Results

  • All teachers agreed that they had been adequately trained to use the SEVERI program.
  • They reported that the program supports teacher planning of vocational instruction by: providing lesson ideas, promoting daily communication and organization, allowing the use of resources, and promoting collaboration among educators and families.
  • They also felt that SEVERI supported the following aspects of the students’ work: student organization, motivation for learning, and digital literacy.
  • The majority of respondents also felt that SEVERI had led to improvements in general learning and improved student learning outcomes.
  • Teachers reported most frequently using SEVERI to access the library of learning resources, write messages to students, access the calendar feature, and access students’ learning diaries.
Categories:
  • Life Skills
Tags:

Life Skills

Computer Assisted Instruction

Vocational students with severe learning difficulties learning on the internet

Sep 16, 2013, 14:11 PM
Starcic, A. I., & Niskala, M. (2010). Vocational students with severe learning difficulties learning on the Internet. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41(6), E155-E159.

Characteristics

  • The SEVERI program is an e-learning environment designed to use with special needs students in 5 European Union (EU) countries.

  • The program is designed for use with students with difficulties in the areas of reading, writing, and visual perception and enhances students’ vocational training.

  • Tools included with the program include guidance messages, a learning diary, a calendar feature, a resource library, a tasks list, and group discussion forums.

  • This study looks at the results of a questionnaire completed by 23 teachers in Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary that used SEVERI with their students.
  • Teacher responses were sought in order to evaluate whether SEVERI supports and improves the work of special needs students receiving vocational training.

Setting

  • Teachers working with special needs students in Finland, Lithuania, and Hungary were surveyed for this study.

Method

  • Participants answered a questionnaire containing Likert-scale items, a checklist, and open ended questions.

Results

  • All teachers agreed that they had been adequately trained to use the SEVERI program.
  • They reported that the program supports teacher planning of vocational instruction by: providing lesson ideas, promoting daily communication and organization, allowing the use of resources, and promoting collaboration among educators and families.
  • They also felt that SEVERI supported the following aspects of the students’ work: student organization, motivation for learning, and digital literacy.
  • The majority of respondents also felt that SEVERI had led to improvements in general learning and improved student learning outcomes.
  • Teachers reported most frequently using SEVERI to access the library of learning resources, write messages to students, access the calendar feature, and access students’ learning diaries.
Categories:
  • Life Skills
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