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The assessment and development of digital literacy in students with vision impairment and additional learning needs: preliminary findings from a current PhD study.

EH White, K Woods, S Poed

ICEVI Europe | Published : 2017


Digital literacy is a 21st century skill yet many teachers cite difficulty assessing and teaching it. This is problematic for students with disabilities as digital literacy enables technology use to access learning opportunities. For students with vision impairment (VI), for example, the ability to use a computer and the internet is associated with higher literacy test scores, and technology use supports improvements in learning maths. This paper shares preliminary findings of a study of 1,413 students, which aims to support teachers’ recognition of digital literacy in students with disabilities and with a focus on those with VI. Founded on prior work, the study applied partial credit item r..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study is being undertaken at the Assessment Research Centre (ARC), located at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. It is supported by University of Melbourne and the Australian Research Council through a Linkage Grant, with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) as the Industry Partner in the Linkage Grant.