Presentation on theme: "The Advantage of E-Learning in Inclusive Education: The Case of WEC-Learn to people with Disability Presented by: RUSAGARA Innocent Kigali Institute of."— Presentation transcript:
1The Advantage of E-Learning in Inclusive Education: The Case of WEC-Learn to people with Disability Presented by: RUSAGARA Innocent Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Project sponsored by: Worldwide E-Learning Campus (www.worldwidecampus.org ).
2E-Learning & Inclusive Education Motivation Differences and physical abilities of people are taken by the inclusive education as opportunities that can make the education system more responsive and dynamicInclusive education helps both teachers and students to feel comfortable with diversity and see it as a challenge in learning environment rather than problemDistance education is a flexible and appropriate to inclusive education deliveryMasalela
3People with Disability SITVOLLEYBALLPeople with DisabilityWhat do you think as a source of their disability?Are you exempted from this?Are they unable of everything?Each year, UCC receives around 200 people with different disabilities from one district of Rwanda. How about their number in the world?
4FORUM.They can enjoy the forum if they are provided the access.On what they are able to do, their performance can be best as no much of disturbance.They can obey when given a chance.They may like more online learning rather than face to face for several reasons:It can be easy to themThey are less marginalized
5WEC-LearnFlexible course creation (add video, module notes, assignment, quiz, multimedia)Text sizes controllerRed Green Color Blind Approximation (user selects a color on site)Keyboard shortcutPlayback (videos, reduce speed, revisit the steps )Feedback (messages, forum, etc.)Accessibility Enabled Browser (System supporting zoom in, zoom out, etc.)Read aloud featuresGrayscale view (for better readability)
6E-Learning Vs Conventional Inclusive Education E-Learning (WEC-Learn)Marginalization (poor, ethnic groups, minorities, p. with disability, etc.)Located very far (very difficult to attend , expensive, etc.)Exclusive infrastructures (non-adapted facilities to all)Categorization in educationDuration (a fixed number of years)Cost (expensive)Possible arrangement between students and lecturersEqual opportunity (online , you get credit from your thoughts, not from your belonging group)Mobile (accessible anywhere, anytime, by anyone)Easy to adapt to any group of people(accessible learning).Same considerationAssessment onlineVery cheapNo way to negotiate an arrangement with lecturers
7General challenges on e-infrastructure & e-Learning Poor E-infrastructurePoor awarenessExpensive infrastructuresExpensive connectionPolitically motivated allocation (allocated where politicians have direct interests)Too much demanding to be afforded by all people
8Conclusion General WEC-Learn E-learning is flexible No marks negotiation and hence qualityNo discrimination (anyone can join from anywhere: equal opportunities)Not much expensiveCan be used by any university/school in any language.Accessible by a big number of people (Inclusive)Best option to people with disabilityFeatures adapted to Inclusive EducationA ready made learning platformCheapest and effective LMS.Everyone is candidate to disability, e-learning is the best to be adapted easily in meeting Inclusive Education
9Expression of Interest: I.E awareness Joint researchResource/staffs sharing /ExchangeExchange programmes (online, sites visits, etc.)Awareness campaign (search NGOs, Government sponsors)Get a LMS from WEC-Learn