About this book
Breakthrough Teaching and Learning: How Educational and Assistive Technologies are Driving Innovation Tracy Gray and Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, editors Interactive media and mobile devices have vastly enhanced the potential for teaching and learning both in and outside of the classroom. Personalized learning through technology can level the playing field for all students, particularly those with special needs. Breakthrough Teaching and Learning explores this concept of personalization and its application to diverse student populations, its limitless possibilities for innovation, and its ability to tap into previously underused areas of the human mind. The book focuses on the most exciting developments in the field, including: • The convergence of trends in educational and assistive technology • The potential of social networking in instructors’ professional development • What education technology can learn from the brain • The ongoing importance of social media for students with disabilities • The benefits of exergaming for students with disabilities • The use of technology to personalize student assessment Its proactive stance makes Breakthrough Teaching and Learning a resource of immediate interest to educational innovators, researchers and practitioners in education technology, assistive technology, special education, educational policy, and disability studies.
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