Search results for: Assistive technology
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In this article, the authors suggest that New Literacy Studies can serve as a generative frame to stimulate the dispositions necessary for a strong commitment to the use of assistive technology and to increase accessibility in the classroom.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2015
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a model for integrating assistive technology (AT) throughout a preservice undergraduate special education teacher preparation program at a large public university. Results indicated that special education teacher candidates were satisfied with their AT instruction and felt prepared for using ATs with students.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2013
This study was conducted to identify factors that are predictive of integrating assistive technology into teaching practices among general and special education teachers of students with severe disabilities. It was found that out of seven independent variables, teacher preparedness was determined to be the primary significant predictor of student assistive technology use. Implications of the findings are discussed in light of the way in which teacher preparation can be enhanced to support teachers’ integration of assistive technology.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012
Enhancing TPACK With Assistive Technology: Promoting Inclusive Practices in Preservice Teacher Education
This article presents an enhanced technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) model that adds assistive technology as a means to promote inclusive educational practice for preservice teachers. The article extends the TPACK model by providing specific examples of how assistive technology and instructional technology are distinct yet overlapping constructs. Essential technology skills for preservice teachers and strategies supporting inclusive educational practice are identified.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
Assistive Technology Training at the Pre-Service Level: A National Snapshot of Teacher Preparation Programs
The Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act mandates that every student with an Individualized Education Program be considered for assistive technology (AT). As a result, future special educators need to have the knowledge and skills regarding AT. In this article, the authors carried out a national study of 160 special education teacher preparation programs using archival document analysis on the current practice of AT course delivery for the preparation of special educators.
Updated: May. 11, 2009