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Open webbased learning environments and knowledge forums to support people with special needs

Open webbased learning environments and knowledge forums to support people with special needs Internet technology and, in particular Webbased services, have the potential to revolutionise approaches to learning. These new forms of learning could provide additional educational opportunities for people with special needs to support their social integration and integration into the knowledgebased economy. This paper starts with a short presentation on open Webbased learning environments and knowledge forums followed by a discussion of some recent results on elearning and special needs users. Two examples of learning portals for supporting elearning forums developed within the European projects, EURO H 2000 and a DAAD GermanRomanian cooperation, are given. Ways of including users with special needs in projects on the design of learning materials and environments are also discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interactive Technology and Smart Education Emerald Publishing

Open webbased learning environments and knowledge forums to support people with special needs

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1741-5659
DOI
10.1108/17415650480000024
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Abstract

Internet technology and, in particular Webbased services, have the potential to revolutionise approaches to learning. These new forms of learning could provide additional educational opportunities for people with special needs to support their social integration and integration into the knowledgebased economy. This paper starts with a short presentation on open Webbased learning environments and knowledge forums followed by a discussion of some recent results on elearning and special needs users. Two examples of learning portals for supporting elearning forums developed within the European projects, EURO H 2000 and a DAAD GermanRomanian cooperation, are given. Ways of including users with special needs in projects on the design of learning materials and environments are also discussed.

Journal

Interactive Technology and Smart EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 31, 2004

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