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Mobile learning and games in special education

Standen, Penny; Brown, David

Authors

Penny Standen p.standen@nottingham.ac.uk

David Brown



Contributors

Florian Lani
Editor

Abstract

Information technology is now a ubiquitous presence in all educational settings as well as places in which people work. While most mainstream schools now rely heavily on this technology to support learning, special education was often at the forefront of its adoption even acting as exemplars for mainstream education (Lilley, 2004). Educational virtual environments had been developed in special schools and adult training centres when virtual reality was still a novel technology in education (Standen & Brown, 2004; 2005; 2006). Now no school or educational setting would be imagined without information technology and there have been some exciting developments since
those early pioneering days. In this chapter we intend to cover three of those which we think are particularly pertinent for learners with special needs: serious games, mobile computing and the role of users in the development of the technology.

Publication Date Apr 7, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The SAGE handbook of special education
Chapter Number 42
ISBN 9781446210536
APA6 Citation Standen, P., & Brown, . D. (2014). Mobile learning and games in special education. In F. Lani (Ed.), The SAGE handbook of special education. London: SAGE. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446282236.n44
DOI https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446282236.n44
Publisher URL http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-handbook-of-special-education-2e/n44.i4182.xml
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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