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Interactive, mobile, AGIle and novel education (IMAGINE): A conceptual framework to support students with mobility challenges in higher education

Goldberg, M and Karimi, H and Pearlman, JL (2016) Interactive, mobile, AGIle and novel education (IMAGINE): A conceptual framework to support students with mobility challenges in higher education. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11 (1). 50 - 60. ISSN 1748-3107

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© 2014 Informa UK Ltd. Interactive, mobile, AGIle and novel education (IMAGINE) is a conceptual framework to help students with disabilities (SwD) participate more in the physical space and become more engaged in school. IMAGINE recommends and reminds students, and allows them to make requests of key learning resources (LRs). The goal of IMAGINE is to provide SwD with the location and time for attending a LR that is most optimal with respect to their learning style and preference, learning performance and other activities. IMAGINE will be a means through which SWD will be provided with tailored recommendations with respect to their daily activities to improve learning outcomes. A pilot was conducted with SwD who used IMAGINEs navigation and wayfinding functionality, and the subjects reported that it aligns well with their needs. Preliminary results suggest that after completing a training and using the tool, SwD reported that they are more likely to use the tool and their participation may increase as a result. In contrast to before the trial, the SwD were also able to better describe the tools benefits and how to improve its functionality after using the tool for four weeks.Implications for RehabilitationThe IMAGINE tool may be a means through which SwD can be provided with tailored recommendations with respect to their daily activities to improve learning outcomes.PWD should be involved (as research study participants and research study team members) in the design and development of tools like IMAGINE to improve participation.IMAGINE and similar tools may not only encourage better learning outcomes, but also more physical participation in the community, and could be used across education and employment settings.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Goldberg, Mmrh35@pitt.eduMRH35
Karimi, Hhkarimi@pitt.eduHKARIMI
Pearlman, JLjlp46@pitt.eduJLP46
Date: 2 January 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: 50 - 60
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3109/17483107.2014.959074
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1748-3107
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 19:28
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 22:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/28197

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