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Addressing Learning Disabilities in Ambient Intelligence Educational Environments

  • Stavroula Ntoa
  • Margherita Antona
  • George Margetis
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)

Abstract

Learning disabilities (LD) affect not only an individual’s academic skills, but also many aspects of life for a large population percentage. As a result, understanding individuals with learning disabilities and addressing their needs is an active topic of research, although it has been studied for several years. On the other hand, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is an emerging field of research. AmI environments are claimed to be among other things sensitive, caring and adaptive to their inhabitants. In the context of education, AmI can adopt a student-centric approach and support the education activities that are taking place adapting to the individual learner’s needs. This paper proposes an approach for AmI educational environments to assist in identifying, monitoring, and providing adapted instruction to students with LDs.

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learning disabilities ambient intelligence smart classroom 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavroula Ntoa
    • 1
  • Margherita Antona
    • 1
  • George Margetis
    • 1
  • Constantine Stephanidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceFoundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)HeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteGreece

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