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Computer Technology, Science Education, and Students with Learning Disabilities
David Kumar and Cynthia L. Wilson
Journal of Science Education and Technology
Vol. 6, No. 2 (Jun., 1997), pp. 155-160
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40188517
Page Count: 6
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The ways computer technology could be used to teach science to students with learning disabilities (LD) are explored. Science is for all students and that includes students with LD. Learning science has both cognitive and affective implications for students with LD. In this context, computer technology provides cognitively engaging and motivating instructional tools for individualizing the mode of delivery; developing expert tutors; anchoring instruction; integrating science with other subjects; reducing cognitive load on working memory; and motivating students to stay on task. These applications are discussed with implications for teaching science to students with LD.
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