A Case Study of the Impact of Digital Learning on the Quality of Life of People with Disabilities
This study used case study method studying two cases with disabilities. The study starts with surveying the digital application status and digital learning needs of the two cases, followed by designing customized digital learning courses for the two cases, and then assessed the impact of the learning on the cases about their overall life quality. Data collection includes quantitative data (two questionnaires) and qualitative data (course feedback and responses and interview records). The former is analyzed by Excel software, while the latter is analyzed by content analysis. The study found that the customized digital learning courses could help the cases effectively improve their social relationships and breaking the limitations of their learning environment. However, such effect might vary depending upon the individual characteristics and their independence degree of learning.
KeywordsE-learning Learners with disabilities Life quality
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