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Reach Me Where I Am: Teaching and Learning Using Assistive Learning Technologies

Denise Malloy (Southwest TN Community College, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2014 - 5:30pm
Faculty Development & Student Support
Areas of Special Interest: 
Innovative Blends
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Innovation and Experimentation
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Electronic Poster
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Electronic Poster Session

Using innovative assistive learning technologies for learners with disabilities accommodates blended and inclusive learning, student engagement, and active participation on multiple levels.

Extended Abstract

What about learners with limitations? What innovative technologies are out there that might help blend different learning styles and accommodate different physical or cognitive abilities? Showcased in this presentation are technologies addressing various disabilities. Educators unfamiliar with ADA compliant technologies will have the opportunity to see and discuss some of these technologies. This is an interactive, learn and share session focusing on two categories the Individuals with Disabilities Act Amendment defines as assistive technology: devices and services. This presentation will concentrate on mobile devices and apps for learners of various ages and abilities. The list of apps presented by the presenter will be provided to attendees. BYOD and share your stories!

Lead Presenter

Denise Malloy is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, TN. Her 17-year experience also includes teaching at University of Memphis & assisting faculty in practical uses of educational technologies, including the use of mobile devices, Web 2.0, Desire2Learn (LMS) and other technologies in teaching curricula. Now an Educational Technologies Trainer, Researcher, & Pilots Consultant for Tennessee Board of Regents, her duties also include researching and evaluating Android and IOS apps and mobile devices for educational use.

She attends educational technology trainings hosted by Tennessee Board of Regents, Apple, Dell, Google, LearningMate, McGraw-Hill & Pearson Publishing. She attends technology conferences throughout the year & has presented in the following this past year: 2013 Illinois Education and Technology Conference, 2013 Mid-South Distance Learning Conference, 2013 Cleveland State Community College Summer Summit, 2013 Southwest Tennessee Community College Summer Institute.

On Feb 14, she & two colleagues were awarded as a team a 2014 Tennessee Board of Regents Course Revitalization Grant, where she will focus on the use of technology as a way to help students learn, engage, & retain information in Introductory Sociology, a course which has a high withdrawal and failure rate.