Online Learning for the Visually Impaired

Online Learning for the Visually Impaired

Mirela Arion (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) and Marius Iulian Tutuianu (SISTEC SA, Romania)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-105-6.ch021
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At the society level, the Internet is a technological, social and cultural phenomenon, shared by the consensus of its users and not owned by anybody. It is a communication network than can, at any moment, bridge people from everywhere and can be looked at as a consequence of modernity (Giddens, 1992). There is a growing demand and pressure coming from the technology side for adopting online learning but, in order to justify and evaluate the integration of World Wide Web techniques in education, one must attempt to answer at least two questions: 1. Does the World Wide Web promote new approaches to teaching and learning? 2. Will the World Wide Web increase access to education? The case study that we had to do because of the context of learning within a special education department helped us answer these questions and understand and, more than that, appreciate online learning for the visually impaired.

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