Advertisement

EasyICT: A Framework for Measuring ICT-Skills of People with Cognitive Disabilities

  • Jan Dekelver
  • Tim Vannuffelen
  • Joan De Boeck
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)

Abstract

Over the last decade, the basic skills to operate a computer (ICT skills) are an essential requirement to participate in the current digital era. People not possessing these skills are likely to miss access to education, entertainment, business and social life. In particular for people with cognitive limitations, this is a real threat. In the EasyICT project, we aimed at the development of a training and assessment framework, supported by an on-line tool. Using this tool youngsters with mental disabilities can be systematically tested for their ICT skills. As a result, they receive a report and additional training material in order to improve their skills.

Keywords

Intellectual Disability Assessment Framework Test Question Mental Disability Cognitive Disability 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Website: EasyICT (2010), http://www.easyict.eu
  2. 2.
    Group, I.S.M.: E-Business and ICT skills in europe (2002)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Welsum, D.V., Vickery, G.: New perspectives on ICT skills and employment / working party on the information economy. Technical report, OECD, Paris (2005)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Website: ECDL foundation: The european computer driving licence (2010), http://www.ecdl.com/publisher/index.jsp
  5. 5.
    Website: Dokeos e-learning, general adress (2010), http://www.dokeos.com/
  6. 6.
    Website: WAI-NOT vzw (2010), http://www.wai-not.org/

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Dekelver
    • 1
  • Tim Vannuffelen
    • 1
  • Joan De Boeck
    • 1
  1. 1.K-Point, K.H. Kempen University CollegeGeelBelgium

Personalised recommendations