Learning environments - Not just smart for some!

Andreja Istenic Starcic, Sharon Kerr

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    This paper is discussing Universal Curriculum Design in Higher Education for curriculum delivered on and using the facilities of Smart Devices. The case study in Australia (2012-2013) was focused on universal design and pedagogical approach involving a literature review and an analysis of the university context with a placement orientation module design in the spirit of inclusive practice for delivery via smart devices. Through legislative requirements the majority of Smart Devices are developed with inbuilt accessibility features. Developing curriculum using Universal Design Principals ensures that students and faculty have the opportunity to maximize the capability and facilities of their Smart Devices. Contemporary working and learning environments depend on ICT integration. Smart environments such as smart phones are facilitating ubiquitous engagement. University education has to prepare graduates to take proactive roles in engaging with ICT providing them with learning environments that both model and demonstrate best practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014, Proceedings
    EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Deborah Fels, Dominique Archambault, Petr Peňáz, Wolfgang Zagler
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages8
    Volume8548 LNCS
    EditionPART 2
    ISBN (Print)9783319085982
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014 - Paris, France
    Duration: 9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 2
    Volume8548 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349


    Other14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014

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