Cognitive Brown Bag, 2/7/18, 12:00-1:15.
NOTE: This week only, the talk will be in Bartlett 119
Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki (Landmark College)
Teaching Students with Disabilities Online: Language-Based Challenges and Cognitive Access
Many students with Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle in online learning environments. Online courses tend to place high demands on their language processing and executive function skills. In this NSF funded study (DRL-1420198), we look at some of the barriers facing students with disabilities learning statistics concepts through online discussions. We report on the impact of a Social Presence manipulation on their performance and some of the language-based difficulties involved in assessing their knowledge.