Virtual Learning Environments: Improving Accessibility Using Profiling
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).
KeywordsAssistive Technology Virtual Learning Environment Sharable Content Object Reference Model Adaptive Learning Environment Advanced Distribute Learn
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