An Investigation into Strategies for using Information and Communication Technologies to Address Educational Disadvantage Resulting from Prolonged School Absence

Grant number: LP0776809



A framework of information and communication technolgy (ICT) types and uses relating to accessibility problems caused by illness and recuperation will be developed. Working with 30 secondary students from a major children's hospital, teachers and hospital educators, the researchers will develop, implement and evaluate communications strategies, support structures and continuing professional development programs for effective elearning. Outcomes will aid students whose education is disrupted through illness and absence, with consequential benefits to them, the community and nation. This project focuses on students absent due to illness or accident, but has potential benefit for other students..

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University of Melbourne Researchers