Value of Using Interactive Technology in a Special Education Teacher Program: A Model for Multimodality Instruction

Meyers, Shelly; Blecker, Norma; Mulholland, Rita
April 2009
College & University Media Review;Spring/Summer2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p79
Academic Journal
The special education graduate faculty in this southern NJ college incorporated a suite of online communication tools (Wimba) into their campus teaching and course assignments with graduate students who are full-time teachers. By using this technology during campus classes and archiving the classes, the faculty was able to model for the teachers universal design principles to enhance learning: multiple means of representation, multiple means of expression and multiple means of engagement. This suite of tools stimulated graduate students'/teachers' thinking about how a multi-modality interactive program could support their own students' engagement in learning. Teachers commented how they could prepare archived presentations so that their students can access class instruction at home and receive the support they need.


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