Useful Site #5. iPad Forum.net: iPad as a tool for those with learning disabilities

15 Nov

iPad Forum.net: iPad as a tool for those with learning disabilities

Some people discussed on using an iPad as a tool for students with disabilities in the iPad Forum.Net. They pointed out some important points: 1) it can be used as an organizational and learning tool for students with LD, 2) in comparison to the PDAs and smart phone such as iPhone, iPad has a wider screen and it also allows these students to have more natural touch more experience, and 3) it has a huge potential as a learning tool for students with LD, but there has been a lack of good quality applications. I totally agree with Robertt’s point. A lot of number of educational applications have released so far, but the majority of them have crappy  quality. I believe companies should develop good quality application based on research-based contents/theories. Moreover, we need to conduct research on effects of using iPad applications for teaching students with LD. There has been no research published on this topic yet so far.  Since iPads just have released in 2010, so I believe many researchers have been conducting research recently. I am expecting we can read several research articles on using iPads for teaching students with disabilities in a couple of years.

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