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Using Interface Design with Low-Cost Interactive Whiteboard Technology to Enhance Learning for Children

  • Chien-Yu Lin
  • Fong-Gong Wu
  • Te-Hsiung Chen
  • Yan-Jin Wu
  • Kenendy Huang
  • Chia-Pei Liu
  • Shu-Ying Chou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6768)

Abstract

This study attempts to make use of interactive whiteboard as an interface for children with learning disabilities. Using flash software to design teaching materials with the assistance of interactive whiteboard could also be developed in the children’s learning. When detected by a wiimote and infrared light device, corresponding information appears on a screen to increase the interaction aimed at children with learning disabilities by adopting an enhanced intuitive learning method. This study is divided into training and testing steps. The training step allows researchers involved in special education to acquire low-cost interactive whiteboard skills and to develop a unit course for children with learning disabilities. The participants are children with disabilities in the testing step. In this study, the application of technological innovations relies upon user-interface design, which facilitates users’ control ability and interaction with an innovation, to convert the technical capabilities into a usable and friendly teaching material.

Keywords

interactive assistive technology teaching materials children wiimote 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chien-Yu Lin
    • 1
  • Fong-Gong Wu
    • 2
  • Te-Hsiung Chen
    • 3
  • Yan-Jin Wu
    • 4
  • Kenendy Huang
    • 4
  • Chia-Pei Liu
    • 5
  • Shu-Ying Chou
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Special EducationNational University of TainanTainanR.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Industrial DesignNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanR.O.C.
  3. 3.National Tainan School for the Hearing ImpairedTainan CountyR.O.C.
  4. 4.Graduate Institute of Assistive TechnologyNUTNTainanR.O.C.
  5. 5.Municipal Jinsyue Elementary SchoolTainanR.O.C.
  6. 6.Tainan Municipal Heshun Elementary SchoolR.O.C.

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