Mainstream but specialized: Mobile technology for cognitive support in education

Mamoru Iwabuchi*, Maiko Takahashi, Kenryu Nakamura, E. A. Draffan

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研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

In this study, two software development projects were introduced to support timekeeping and reading for students with cognitive disabilities using mainstream mobile technology. In the first project, two versions of a countdown timer were developed that showed the remaining time graphically, by the area size. A unique feature was added to the developed prototypes, preventing the user from unintentionally interrupting the running of the timer. The ebook reader developed in the second project offered students the chance to point to a phrase and have it read aloud with a highlight box around the characters. It was important for the students to have a digital replica of the printed textbook being used at the same time by others in the class. The study highlighted a key consideration for assistive technology development for those with cognitive disabilities: that of the essential balance between technical features and human skills, such as the system's ease of use, look and feel as well as cognitive adaptation, whilst applying mainstream technology to the provision of specialized support. The study also showed that solutions to time and reading difficulties should be considered in relation to available technology and the surroundings of the users.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings 2012 17th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education, WMUTE 2012
ページ117-121
ページ数5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012
外部発表はい
イベント2012 17th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education, WMUTE 2012 - Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
継続期間: 2012 3月 272012 3月 30

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings 2012 17th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education, WMUTE 2012

Conference

Conference2012 17th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technology in Education, WMUTE 2012
国/地域Japan
CityTakamatsu, Kagawa
Period12/3/2712/3/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
  • 教育

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