Techtalk: How Technology has Changed Developmental EducationBy Caverly, David C.; MacDonald, Lucy; Journal of Developmental Education, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 38-39
Publication Date: Fall 2003
Article discusses how technology has changed higher education, and how it is important to teach students to effectively utilize technology in order to maximize their productivity. The authors discuss a variety of portable devices and applications for students with learning disabilities. For example, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) are valuable low-cost organizing tools, while text-to-speech applications such as RoadRunner can help students to learn the correct pronunciation of words. Spell checking application such as Speaking Homework Whiz and Speaking Language Master can help with pronunciation as well as spelling. Implications for improving devices such as PDA’s for educational purposes are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: ROADRUNNER ELECTRONIC TEXT READER
SPEAKING LANGUAGE MASTER (MODEL LM-6000)
SPEAKING LANGUAGE MASTER (MODELS LM-4200/4000)
Published by: National Center for Developmental Education (Website:http://www.ncde.appstate.edu)