Journal article

Strategies for teaching digital literacy to students with multiple disabilities including vision impairment (MDVI): Combining evidence with expertise

Emily White

Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment | South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment | Published : 2019

Abstract

For students with multiple disabilities including vision impairment (MDVI), the skilful use of technology can provide access to learning, yet research suggests that teachers need increased support to teach this capability. To assist teachers to accurately meet the digital literacy learning needs of students with MDVI, this study developed targeted teaching strategies and advice for these students whose Zone of Proximal Development (Vygotsky, 1978) was identified within an empirically validated digital literacy learning progression (White, 2019). Expert review of evidence-based strategies and advice resulted in the enhancement and endorsement of 101 strategies by those with expertise in MDVI ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was part of the Students with Additional Needs (SWANs) General Capabilities Research, which was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP140100163) in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training.