Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 x 4-hour independent study weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line lecture weekly
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS3202 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Assignments; Tests; Tutorial Participation
Topic description

This topic looks at inclusive Information and Communication Technology (iICT) and it aims to look at new and emerging technologies that may be useful to people with a disability. It is not about learning how to use a technology but rather how to look at technologies with new eyes to see a new use or potential. The technologies are examined in terms of a person centred approach and the fit with the National Standards for Disability Services. The topic considers the use of technology across the lifespan and is relevant to special education and disability services.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop an understanding of a range of current assistive and inclusive technologies and applications, and examine the key issues relating to the use and implementation of these technologies for individuals living with a disability
  • Explore emerging inclusive technology, and possible uses to maximise participation in home, community, education, employment or leisure for individuals living with a disability
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate a range of technology available to support participation in home, community, educational and employment settings
  2. Critically analyse and discuss the uses of assistive and inclusive technology, to improve participation in home, community, educational and employment settings
  3. Analyse and synthesise available literature relating to technologies, their potential benefits and possible barriers for individuals with a disability

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

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