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Delivering User-Centered Content on an Inclusive Mobile Platform: How to Produce It and Use It!

  • Valerie C. HavenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9177)

Abstract

The adoption of mobile learning in higher education is facilitating new avenues for inclusive and accessible learning. The bedrock for these learning environments is the accessible software/hardware included in newer smart devices. Non-traditional learners such as those from diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds as well as learners with disabilities are gaining access to higher education using these technologies.

Even though inclusive technology is opening doors to the non-traditional learner, reliance on the access features within technology is still causing barriers to education. One barrier is that technology continues to evolve rapidly and with each upgrade new interface issues arise. The second barrier is that the dependence on smart devices to provide access to education does not address inaccessible course design and delivery of educational content.

Keywords

Mobile learning Inclusive learning Accessibility Inclusive content Productivity tools Synergistic Learning Theory (S.L.T.) 

References

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    Mobile learning for quality education and social inclusion. (n.d.). http://iite.unesco.org/pics/publications/en/files/3214679.pdf. Accessed 6 Mar 2015

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ross Center for Disability ServicesUniversity of MassachusettsBostonUSA

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