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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 Learning (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.
Assistive technologies are constantly evolving, allowing teachers to provide a more inclusive education environment for students. Studying this subject will advance your understanding of the characteristics and functions of assistive technology, from low-tech, low-cost devices to high-tech equipment that can help students to achieve their best results. You will analyse ways to select and implement assistive technology to support a variety of needs and contexts and examine theoretical and legal reasons for deploying assistive technology in the classroom. You will also explore ways that assistive technologies can support the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Assessment 1: 2000 words. Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3, 5; Assessment 2: 2000 words. Written task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4; Assessment 3: 1000 words equivalent. Online task. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
- Assessment 1 (40%)
- Assessment 2 (40%)
- Assessment 3 (20%)
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