In-class utility of a mobile phone to deliver context specific audio information to students including those with visual impairment

Alasdair Thin

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    Abstract

    In laboratory practical classes, the majority of the information a student is required to assimilate is most often communicated via visual media (e.g. written instructions, notes). This presents significant barriers to participation by students with visual impairment. In an attempt to overcome this problem, a system was developed utilising a mobile phone as a media platform linked to audio information accessed by means of 2D barcodes, a wireless access point and a portable media server. Not only is the approach described in this paper an enabling technology, it also has the potential to widen the scope for student-centered, enquiry-based learning in a wide range of learning environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008
    EditorsJoseph Luca , Edgar R Weippl
    Pages6214-6219
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 3 Jun 20084 Jun 2008

    Conference

    Conference2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
    Abbreviated titleED-MEDIA 2008
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period3/06/084/06/08

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