Technology Enhanced Learning for People with Disabilities: Approaches and Applications

Technology Enhanced Learning for People with Disabilities: Approaches and Applications

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), Jingyuan Zhao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China) and Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 276|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-923-1
ISBN13: 9781615209231|ISBN10: 1615209239|EISBN13: 9781615209248


One of the most meaningful application domains of technology enhanced learning (TEL) is related to the adoption of learning technologies and designs for people with disabilities. Significant research has been conducted on technology enhanced learning for people with disabilities and assistive learning technologies.

Technology Enhanced Learning for People with Disabilities: Approaches and Applications brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners, with the goal of delivering a reference edition for all those interested in approaches and applications of technology enhanced learning for people with disabilities. This book aims to be the leading source of information for all those interested in understanding how IT can promote the scientific discussion of the needs of people with disabilities and how IT enhanced activities and programs can help disabled people in their daily activities. Furthermore, this book demonstrates the capacity of information technology and management for the mutual understanding, prosperity and well being of people.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessible tourism for the disabled
  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Computer-supported collaborative learning for people with disabilities
  • E-learning practices and applications for people with visual and hearing disabilities
  • Implementing assistive technology in schools
  • Learning applications for disabled people
  • Public information services for people with disabilities
  • Theory of mind in autistic children

Reviews and Testimonials

This book includes contributions from academics, policy makers, and practitioners focused on providing a reference edition for professionals interested in applications of technology-enhanced learning for people with disabilities. The book offers both theoretical frameworks and current empirical research findings on the use of technology-enhanced learning. ...

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.
Jingyuan Zhao is a post-doctoral researcher and senior lecturer in Postdoctoral Center & School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technologies (China). Her Ph.D. is in Management Science and Engineering in Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and University Science and Technologies of China (USTC). Dr. Zhao's expertise is on regional innovation management, high-tech industry cluster, knowledge management, technologies diffusion, organization learning. She serves as a Guest Editor for several international journals and is an Invited Reviewer for China’ state-run newspaper West Times to provide comments on the economy.
Robert D. Tennyson is currently a Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology in the Learning and Cognition, at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his faculty position, he is also the Program Coordinator for Psychological Foundations of Education. His published works range from basic theoretical articles on human learning, to applied books on instructional design and technology. He is editor of the scientific journal, Computers in Human Behavior, published by Elsevier Science which is now in its 17th year, as well as serving on several editorial boards for professional journals.

His research and publications include topics such as cognitive learning and complex cognitive processes, intelligent systems, complex-dynamic simulations, testing and measurement, instructional design, and advanced learning technologies. At the present time, he is working with a German colleague on basic research in learning complex-advanced knowledge.

His international activities include directing a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research workshop (Barcelona) and a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Grimstad, Norway)—both on the topic of Automated Instructional Design and Delivery. He has recently directed an institute on technology in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. His other international activities include twice receiving a Fulbright Research Award to Germany and once to Russia. His teaching interests include psychology of learning, technology-based systems design, evaluation, and management systems.