Virtual learning environments: improving accessibility using profiling

S. Schofield, N. Hine, J. Arnott, S. Joel, A. Judson, R. Rentoul

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    There is growing interest in and use of virtual learning environments in the delivery of course material, given their claimed advantages of temporal and spatial independence. The UK Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (UK Government, 2001) both strengthens the right for students with special educational needs to be educated in mainstream schools (integration) and ensures that these students are able to receive equivalent pedagogical experiences (inclusion). The impact on the teaching profession is a serious issue - the main concern expressed by English head-teachers regarding inclusion of special education needs students in primary schools was that of resource allocation (Archeret al 2002).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesigning a More Inclusive World
    EditorsSimeon Keates, John Clarkson, Patrick Langdon, Peter Robinson
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9780857293725
    ISBN (Print)9781447110460
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event2nd Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT 04) - Cambridge
    Duration: 22 Mar 200424 Mar 2004


    Workshop2nd Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT 04)

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