Instructional technology

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Educators today are faced with the challenge of both integrating technology into the classroom and teaching students of all learning styles and abilities—including students with disabilities. Microsoft is dedicated to building accessibility into our products and to providing accessibility resources for educators.

This guide provides information on:

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Over the past 30 years an increasing number of students have been diagnosed with disabilities, the use of computers on site has increased, and a greater number of students with disabilities are learning in inclusive general education classrooms. The convergence of these trends makes it vital to ensure that all students have equal access to computer technology and the educational opportunities it provides. This guide provides information on initiatives and resources that are available to ensure that all students have equal access to electronic information. It includes:

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Computer programs and systems are now available to support people who have writing difficulties. These include spellcheckers, word predictors, talking wordprocessors and portable writing aids. This book is intended to introduce these tools and help parents, teachers and writers choose the most suitable system.

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Included are, e.g., devices intended to improve a person's physical, mental and social abilities.; Devices that have a function other than training, but that may also be used for training, should be included in the class covering its principal function.
Source: EASTIN

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SITPLUS is a free software (GNU GPL) framework whose main goal is to provide ludic-therapeutic activities for people with disabilities. It offers new forms of interaction based on computer vision, voice and other peripherals to produce a result in the form of image and sound.

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Assistive products designed to enhance the abilities that underlie reasoning and logical activities, e.g. memory, attention, concentration, conceptual and applied thinking.
Source: EASTIN

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In education, instructional technology is "the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning," according to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology Committee. Instructional technology is often referred to as a part of educational technology but the use of these terms has changed over the years.

The report argues that ICT have an important role to play in developing learning opportunities for older people in an ageing society. It points to both opportunities (e.g. more individualized learning) and obstacles (e.g.


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