Special Education and Technology

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The utilization of technology has been one of the primary objectives in educational reform. The proposition is that in using technology, educational programs can be made more effective and efficient, allow for greater facility for research and development as well facilitate performance and professional standards monitoring and response (Gardner et al, 2003; Technology and Education", 2006).


A situation that she believes is leaving little facility to implement or measure the impact of the adoption of technology in special education curriculums.
Determining what influences achievement of students in special education who have used technology over those who have not requires first the identification of technology use, methodology and evaluation measures used. At the same time, there is an equal need to develop performance standards that will be able to attribute variance in performance directly with the use of the technology. It should be noted that the correlation between students' technological competency is not to be equated with student proficiency or achievement. Therefore, determining variance in proficiency or achievement among students due to the utilization of technology should entail control over the type of curriculum, students or instructors (Gardner et al, 2003). Concentrating on special education students, studies will also need to account for the client conditions and health.
Subsequently, there is also a need to identify what factors may limit the impact of technology use from socio-cultural, political, economic or medical perspectives. ...
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