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MAS: building an educational platform for people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral paralysis
by Fernando Paniagua-Martin, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Angel Garcia-Crespo, Belen Ruiz-Mezcua
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL), Vol. 6, No. 2/3, 2010

 

Abstract: Intellectual disability is common and lifelong, with lifetime cost. Thus, this people have been the focus of recent major national policy developments in Europe, the USA, Australia and across high-income countries. The education of these students with disabilities now can benefit from a wider range of assistive tools. Following this unstoppable trend, this paper presents MAS, a software platform aimed to help people with severe intellectual disabilities and cerebral paralysis in their learning processes. MAS, as a technology enhanced learning platform, provides several tools that supports learning and monitoring for people with special needs, including adaptative games, data processing and monitoring tools. Installed in a special needs education institution in Madrid, Spain, MAS provides special educators with a tool that improved students education processes.

Online publication date: Sat, 21-Aug-2010

 

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