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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2011

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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: A Deaf-centred E-Learning Environment (DELE): Challenges and considerations

Anno di pubblicazione: 2011

Formato: Cartaceo

Autori: Capuano, Daniele; De Monte, Maria Tagarelli; Groves, Katherine M.; Roccaforte, Maria; Tomasuolo, Elena

Affiliazioni autori: Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza; Istituto Statale per Sordi di Roma; Bilingual Deaf Education; Istituto Di Scienze E Tecnologie Della Cognizione, Rome

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Purpose: In this paper, the accessibility of e-learning environments designed for deaf learners is discussed. Starting from a discussion of the meaning of text and web accessibility, the paper describes the development of a Deaf-centered E-Learning Environment (DELE) which focusing on utilizing the visual skills of the target users. This work is conducted under the auspices of the Italian FIRB-VISEL project (E-Learning, Deafness, Written Language: A Bridge of Letters and Signs Towards Knowledge Society) which involves the development of a distance learning environment aimed at improving the literacy skills of prelingual deaf children and young adults. Design/methodology/approach: The e-learning environment is based on embodied cognition/semantics, imitation, storytelling, and the construction of educational games. Conceptual metaphors provide the browsing structure of the entire environment, in which the learning paths are developed. Findings: DELE is currently undergoing testing in which end-users are providing feedback about their use of the system. Social implications: The authors think that DELE could positively affect the didactic methodology used with deaf young people, through a new visual-based approach to teaching. Originality/value: To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first time in which such a theoretical approach has been applied to an e-learning environment for deaf users. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 257

Pagine a: 263


Journal of assistive technologies Pavilion,
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1754-9450

Numero volume: 5

Numero fascicolo: 4

DOI: 10.1108/17549451111190669

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Indicizzato da: Scopus [2-s2.0-83455260547]

Parole chiave:

  • Accessibility
  • Deaf literacy
  • Deaf people
  • E-learning
  • Educational games
  • Embodiment
  • Learning
  • Teenagers

URL: http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-83455260547&origin=inward

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