028257 Inclusive Education: Technology6cp; 1 x 2hpw tutorial (used flexibly to incorporate a range of face-to-face sessions, online session and opportunities to engage in off-campus activities to complete assessment tasks)
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This subject examines the role of technology to facilitate the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and/or participation of individuals with special needs in school and in the community. Emphasis is on the use of technologies to promote communication for students with a broad range of communicative skills. The subject reviews the historical significance of technology in the field of special education. Current technologies are examined and the potential for emerging technologies is considered in the context of students with a diverse range of abilities. The implications of using assistive/adaptive devices, mobile technologies and social media to facilitate learning and age-appropriate activities for students with special needs is addressed.
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