iPad 2013: A Leaning Tool for Students with Special Needs

  • Khalid Buragga
  • Amandeep Dhir
  • Abeer A. Boreqqah
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)


Interactive technologies such as iPad are considered as perfect learning tool for students with special needs. Lately, educational researchers and technology specialists have coined the idea of using iPad as a learning tool for students with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, our literature review on the subject matter shows that scientific investigations on using iPad with ASD students are scarce. Therefore, academic researchers should organize longitudinal studies examining this subject. In this work in progress submission, we have provided broad overview of our ongoing research focused on investigating as if and how iPad and similar interactive devices could be used for the betterment of students with ASD in Saudi Arabia i.e. supporting students with ASD in learning and play. This work in progress paper pinpoints recent work on this subject covering some of major challenges faced by the iPad for Autism research.


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) educational technology information technology information systems iPad learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khalid Buragga
    • 1
  • Amandeep Dhir
    • 2
  • Abeer A. Boreqqah
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems, CCSITKing Faisal UniversitySaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAalto UniversityFinland
  3. 3.College of EducationKing Faisal UniversitySaudi Arabia

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