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Publikācija: Using a Multimedia Game-Based Approach to Empower the Disabled and Help them Achieve their Educational Aspirations

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Using a Multimedia Game-Based Approach to Empower the Disabled and Help them Achieve their Educational Aspirations
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Guna Jākobsone-Šnepste
Armands Strazds
Aiga Ozoliņa
Ginta Majore
Atis Kapenieks
Dzintars Tomsons
Jānis Kapenieks
Inta Znotiņa
Aiga Hohfelde
Keywords e-learning, educational games, information technologies
Abstract In this study we tested our idea about developing 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
Reference Jākobsone-Šnepste, G., Strazds, A., Ozoliņa, A., Majore, G., Kapenieks, A., Tomsons, D., Kapenieks, J., Znotiņa, I., Hohfelde, A. Using a Multimedia Game-Based Approach to Empower the Disabled and Help them Achieve their Educational Aspirations. In: Amazing e-Learning II: Conference Proceedings, Thailand, Bangkok, 7-11 March, 2008. Bangkok: e-Learning Center, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, 2008, pp.1-7.
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