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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of a range of assistive technology devices;
- explain how assistive technology can be implemented in a range of applications and contexts;
- provide a theoretical, ethical and legal rationale for the deployment of assistive technology;
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge and critical thinking in the application of assistive technologies to support the principles of Universal Design for Learnining (UDL); and
- outline strategies to engage with parents, schools and community in the implementation of assistive technologies.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is designed to introduce students to the characteristics and functions of assistive technology; the selection and implementation of assistive technology to support a variety of needs and contexts; theoretical and legal rationale for the deployment of assistive technologies; and the use of assistive technologies to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Assessment 1: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3, 5 Assessment 2: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4 Assessment 3: 1000 words equivalent. Assessment Notes: Online task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Assessment 1 (40%)
- Assessment 2 (40%)
- Assessment 3 (20%)