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Quality & Quantity

, Volume 52, Supplement 2, pp 969–982 | Cite as

The use of mobile learning for visually impaired learners school in tolerance education contents

  • Umu Akcil
Article

Abstract

Mobile learning technologies become alternative way of learning to foster knowledge creation, skills development for learners. Especially in gaining open, equality and access in education, there is an intensified need to consider tolerance education content. Using mobile learning technologies and having particular skills to use mobile technologies for visually impaired adult learners have been investigated in this study. Mix method was employed and questionnaire and at the same time semi-structured interviews provide large amount of data to reveal challenges and possible strategies in enhancing mobile learning technologies for visually impaired adult learners. Thirty nine adult learners become part of this action research voluntary basis. The research reveals the practice of mobile learning technologies and its challenges in developing country and also shows how visually impaired learners need mobile learning and education to become digital citizen within the society. In this respect, using mobile technologies and having knowledge, skills for practicing mobile technologies need to be considered in detail for visually impaired adult learners based on proposed strategies. It is revealed that tolerance education content is important and can be diffused through the impact of technology and management. For further studies, contemporary mobile technology applications can be developed and tested with proposed model as underlined in this study.

Keywords

Digital citizenship Tolerance education School culture Mobile learning Technology Visually impaired learner 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationNear East UniversityNicosiaTurkey

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