A comparison of traditional teaching versus an information technology approved in educating dyslexic students.

Vlachou, Christina (2013) A comparison of traditional teaching versus an information technology approved in educating dyslexic students. Masters thesis, University of Bolton.

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Abstract

The increasing progress and development in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in combination with computer and Internet expansion has created new needs and trends. The introduction of Information and Communication Technologies in school routine/ school activities has opened new horizons as far as teaching methodology is concerned. The use of computers in special education contributes substantially to the development of educational programs and to the creation of new learning forms, with which students can discover their potential and develop their abilities to the maximum (Paraskevopoulos, 2002). Prompted by these data, we attempted to compare two teaching methods ( a traditional teaching method in spelling and a teaching method in spelling using IT) by using quantitative and qualitative measurements. This research examines and compares the learning of spelling in two-syllable words for primary school students with dyslexia. The traditional method used the game of hangman and the IT teaching method used a computer programme designed to teach spelling. Analyzing the test results and through interviews with students, we conclude that both methods are equally effective; however, the process of new technologies is the one preferred by students since they find it more enjoyable and relaxing.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of the dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MPhil/Innovation in Special Needs.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dyslexia, spelling, traditional method, hangman, Information technology, computer.
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
University of Bolton Theses > Health and Well Being
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 16:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 16:34
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/764

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