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Publikācija: Empowering the Disabled by Helping Them Achieve Their Educational Aspirations by a Multimedia Game-Based Approach

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Empowering the Disabled by Helping Them Achieve Their Educational Aspirations by a Multimedia Game-Based Approach
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Inta Znotiņa
Atis Kapenieks
Guna Jākobsone-Šnepste
Dzintars Tomsons
Aiga Hohfelde
Jānis Kapenieks
Ginta Majore
Armands Strazds
Aiga Ozoliņa
Keywords E-learning, multimedia, game-based approach, eInclusion
Abstract We tested the idea to develop the educational aspirations of the disabled in a multimedia game approach. Our aim was to develop IT and social interactive skills. Right from the start the game concept to teach skills to the disable received enthusiastic support from many special education teachers working with the disabled, game developers, volunteers working with the disabled and political leaders’ active in supporting social inclusion. In addition, our pilot project identified another target group, the service and support staff who work with the disabled. A number of the staff is eExcluded and lack basic computer skills, although a number are interested in learning these skills.
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Reference Znotiņa, I., Kapenieks, A., Jākobsone-Šnepste, G., Tomsons, D., Hohfelde, A., Kapenieks, J., Majore, G., Strazds, A., Ozoliņa, A. Empowering the Disabled by Helping Them Achieve Their Educational Aspirations by a Multimedia Game-Based Approach. In: Annual Proceedings of Vidzeme of Applied Sciences “ICTE in Regional Development”, Latvia, Valmiera, 12-14 June, 2008. Valmiera: Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, 2008, pp.83-88. ISBN 9984-633-13-6.
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