A Vision of StudentsDr. Michael Wesch at Kansas State University <br />http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 <br />
81% of teachers agree that ICT makes learning more effective.<br />66% of parents would like schools to use technologies s...
This comes thanks to Teresa and friends! <br />
Accessibility issues<br /><ul><li>Some aspects of the collaboration applications do 	not work well with assistive technolo...
Navigation and ease of use.
Discussions have poor subject lines.
‘Open Source’ and free software may not always 	be updated and improved as developers move on.
Some online learning spaces specifically designed 	for education may not be easy to use and content 	inaccessible. </li></...
Access, Productivity, Free, Portable and Online <br />AssistiveTechnologies<br />
Instant messaging <br />LexDis strategies<br />MSN for Real-Time Communication<br />Facebook with MSN<br />Skype for testi...
Skype, Twitter and MSN messaging. <br />
MSN for Real Time communication<br />
Wikis and Blogs<br />LexDis strategies<br />Blogging as a framework for writing. <br />LiveJournal as a personal diary.<br...
Wikipedia on Mediawiki 			 WordPress 								blog 							<br />
Online Spell Checking<br /><ul><li>Google toolbar in many languages or JISC TechDis Toolbar download for any browser.
ieSpell – download as extra for Internet Explorer (also in Dutch, French and German)
Firefox Dictionaries – download as add-on or Safari, Opera version 10  & Google Chrome built-in
Ginger and Ghotit online for errors in sentences.
Paid for Assistive Technologies… </li></li></ul><li>Performance of spell checkers varies BUT so does usability <br />Paid<...
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E.A. Draffan trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and worked in a District Hospital for several years before specialising in Dyslexia and Assistive Technology. She has since worked with disabled students in Further and Higher Education, and set up a regional Assistive Technology Centre at the University of Sussex. She is currently working at the University of Southampton on the JISC funded LexDis project as well as other projects related to the use of assistive technologies and accessibility of web 2.0 and e-learning environments. http:// www.lexdis.org

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  • Research carried out by Dr. Michael Wesch at Kansas State University. 2300 web pagesSurvey: On average, how many web pages do you read each day? Average 21.51(We then multiplied this by 105 - roughly the number of days in a semester - and rounded to 2300.)and 1281 facebook profilesSurvey: On average, how many Facebook profiles do you view each day? Average 12.2 (multiplied by 105 = 1281)“And over 500 pages of email”Survey: On average, how many pages of e-mails will you write in a single day?Average: 4.96 (*105 days/semester = over 500)
  • Harnessing Technology Review 2008: The role of technology and its impact on education http://partners.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=rh&amp;catcode=_re_mr_02&amp;rid=14900 Harnessing Technology: The learner and their context Mapping young people&apos;s uses of technology in their own contexts – A nationally representative survey http://partners.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=rh&amp;catcode=_re_rp_02&amp;rid=17238This report is part of the learner and their context strand of Becta&apos;s programme of managed research in support of the development of Harnessing Technology: Next Generation Learning 2008-14. A system-wide strategy for technology in education and skills. The aim of the learner and their context research is to gain up-to-date understandings about how a wide range of learners experience new technologies in their lives outside formal education, and the learning made possible by those experiences. Presented here are findings of a UK wide survey of one thousand young people aged 8, 12, 14 and 17 to 19 years old which help us understand more fully just how new technologies are experienced and how this is or may be applied to their learning.That young people tend to be relatively high users of technology whether at home or school, or somewhere else we know: At the ages of 12 and 14, the use of a computer and the internet is almost universal:99 per cent of 12-year-olds and 99 per cent of 14-year-olds use a computer at home or school, or somewhere else,97 per cent of 12-year-olds and 98 per cent of 14-year-olds use the internet at home or school, or somewhere else.But in what other ways do young people experience technology? Ninety five per cent of young people aged 8, 12, 14 and 17–19 use a computer, 88 per cent use the internet, 82 per cent play computer or console games, 76 per cent use a mobile phone, 70 per cent use an MP3 player, and 53 per cent use a digital camera. But where do young people develop skills, what are their concerns about technology, and just what exactly is it that they are doing? Readers of this report may wish to read it in conjunction with Harnessing Technology: The learner and their context - Key findings from the first year of research (Becta March 2009) and other research findings in the Harnessing Technology: The learner and their context series.
  • “I can have the software I want rather than what university thinks I need.”“I’m working on the computer more than paper, I cannot write in exams any longer!”“I use my phone for timetabling, notes, dictionaries - everything.” e-books – “look like a book but don’t act like one – look like a web page but don’t act like one”VLEsCourse notes Audio transcriptions - SynoteAccess to videos – Impatica, YouTube, Edsharehttp://www.mathcentre.ac.uk/about.php Virtual networks have become more important (VPN) – facilitated better online collaboration. Linking to administration and finance – MLE and PLE Lecturers acting as facilitators in some courses – providing the environment for discussion and exploration. More tutorials online from other areas Google Books/Google Scholar before had to go to the library – not always available – domain specific portalsWeb 2.0 for collaboration – online rather than round a table – but need to be careful with the balance.“Validating sources… no longer the master lecturer – it is resource based rather than person based.”PersonalisationAccessibility because it is a necessity but also it has become a desire! More tools available – My StudyBar RSC Scotland SEVanilla personalisation!Learning preferences – understanding when and why to use the different types of resources – even these can be customised.Study software - EndNote &amp; Evernote – Remember the Milk! Anki!
  • Assistive Technology triangle – from Access technologies to Productivity then free, portable and online.
  • Accessible Twitter
  • Readability to simplify text. http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/Accessibar for Firefox
  • Graph shows % corrected in top 3, paid Word 48% R&amp;W 53% VeritySp 76% Ginger 77% % corrected in top 3, free Chrome 20% Opera 34% FireFox 44% Safari 47% Google Toolbar 53% IE Spell 54% Ghotit 54%
  • WebVisum for avoiding captchas http://www.webvisum.com/
  • M-facebook
  • EA Draffan Assess 2010 Presentation on Accessibility & Assistive Technology

    1. 1. A Vision of StudentsDr. Michael Wesch at Kansas State University <br />http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 <br />
    2. 2. 81% of teachers agree that ICT makes learning more effective.<br />66% of parents would like schools to use technologies such as text messaging and the internet to communicate more frequently. However, only 8% of parents were kept informed using these methods.<br />81% of teachers agree that ICT makes learning more effective.<br />Students ranked ‘using computers’ 4th out of 16 when asked their favourite ways to learn but 95% are computer users and 75% mobile phone users (8-19 yrs)<br />The top 3 choices were ‘learning in groups’, ‘doing practical things’ and ‘learning with friends’.<br />66% of parents would like schools to use technologies such as text messaging and the internet to communicate more frequently. However, only 8% of parents were kept informed using these methods.<br />21st Century Teacher<br />Students ranked ‘using computers’ 4th out of 16 when asked their favourite ways to learn but 95% are computer users and 75% mobile phone users (8-19 yrs)<br />The top 3 choices were ‘learning in groups’, ‘doing practical things’ and ‘learning with friends’.<br />Becta<br />
    3. 3. This comes thanks to Teresa and friends! <br />
    4. 4. Accessibility issues<br /><ul><li>Some aspects of the collaboration applications do not work well with assistive technologies or allow for personalisation.
    5. 5. Navigation and ease of use.
    6. 6. Discussions have poor subject lines.
    7. 7. ‘Open Source’ and free software may not always be updated and improved as developers move on.
    8. 8. Some online learning spaces specifically designed for education may not be easy to use and content inaccessible. </li></li></ul><li>
    9. 9. Access, Productivity, Free, Portable and Online <br />AssistiveTechnologies<br />
    10. 10. Instant messaging <br />LexDis strategies<br />MSN for Real-Time Communication<br />Facebook with MSN<br />Skype for testing knowledge and project work<br />Issues<br />Connectivity/use of video and voice<br />Speed of typing<br />Spell checking – across all apps on a Apple Mac! <br />
    11. 11. Skype, Twitter and MSN messaging. <br />
    12. 12. MSN for Real Time communication<br />
    13. 13. Wikis and Blogs<br />LexDis strategies<br />Blogging as a framework for writing. <br />LiveJournal as a personal diary.<br />Wiki used for collaborative writing.<br />Issues – spell checking and layout of wikis.<br />
    14. 14. Wikipedia on Mediawiki WordPress blog <br />
    15. 15. Online Spell Checking<br /><ul><li>Google toolbar in many languages or JISC TechDis Toolbar download for any browser.
    16. 16. ieSpell – download as extra for Internet Explorer (also in Dutch, French and German)
    17. 17. Firefox Dictionaries – download as add-on or Safari, Opera version 10 & Google Chrome built-in
    18. 18. Ginger and Ghotit online for errors in sentences.
    19. 19. Paid for Assistive Technologies… </li></li></ul><li>Performance of spell checkers varies BUT so does usability <br />Paid<br />Free<br />
    20. 20. Social Networking<br />LexDis strategies<br />Collaborating online – Facebook<br />Sharing ideas<br /><ul><li>Issues</li></li></ul><li>M-facebook<br />
    21. 21. Calendars, Planning and Collaboration<br />Online task and time management<br />LexDis strategies<br />Google Calendar <br />Google docs<br /><ul><li>Issues</li></ul>Accessibility<br />Login in - passwords<br /> www.web2access.org.uk<br />
    22. 22. Synote<br />Add video and/or recording<br />Add PowerPoints<br />Add transcript<br />Annotate <br />Synchronise timings. <br />
    23. 23. Some help when there are DSA delays!<br />http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk<br />http://www.eduapps.org/<br />
    24. 24. Thank You<br />E.A. Draffan<br /> Learning Societies Lab,Electronics and Computer Science,University of Southampton.Mobile 07976 289103E-mail: ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk<br /> http://access.ecs.soton.ac.uk/LexDis Project websitewww.lexdis.org<br />

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