[net-gold] DISABILITIES: ACCESSABILITY COMPUTER MEDIA AND INTERNET : EDUCATION: COLLEGE: STUDENTS : INTERNET: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING: Social Media Use By Students With Disabilities
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- Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:25:51 -0400 (EDT)
. . DISABILITIES: ACCESSABILITY COMPUTER MEDIA AND INTERNET : EDUCATION: COLLEGE: STUDENTS : INTERNET: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL NETWORKING: Social Media Use By Students With Disabilities . . Social Media Use By Students With Disabilities Jennison Asuncion, Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, Canada Jillian Budd, Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, CanadaCatherine S. Fichten, Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, McGill University, and Jewish General Hospital, Canada
Mai Nguyen, Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, Canada Maria Barile, Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, Canada Rhonda Amsel, McGill University, Canada Academic Exchange Quarterly Spring 2012 ISSN 1096-1453 Volume 16, Issue 1 http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/cho4973.htm . . Abstract .The objective of this exploratory study was to investigate the use and accessibility of social media by postsecondary students with disabilities in order to raise basic awareness by the higher education community. YouTube was the most popular form of social media used by these students. MSN / Windows Live Messenger was rated the most accessible social medium, and InternSHARE.com was the least accessible. The most popular suggestion for developers and producers of social media was to have a simpler or better layout.
. Introduction .Among the e-learning tools available for teaching and learning, social media (e.g., Facebook, YouTube) are increasingly being used by faculty and others at postsecondary institutions (CDW-G, 2010). These tools can provide new opportunities and innovative ways to engage students, promote collaboration, and help build digital literacy (Rheingold, 2008).
.Below, we share results of a recently completed exploratory study (winter 2009) involving 723 postsecondary students with different disabilities from across Canada. The studys objective is to raise basic awareness about the use and accessibility of social media as experienced by these students.
. snip . Conclusion .The goal of the present investigation has been to explore the use and accessibility of social media by postsecondary students with disabilities in order to raise basic awareness among the higher education community. Results of the study show that students with disabilities are using social media such as YouTube and Facebook both for personal (on average 12 hours per week) and educational (on average 6 hours per week) purposes. The lack of captions and spell checkers, and the use of CAPTCHAs were seen as accessibility-related problems by study participants.
.As social media evolve, become more sophisticated, and continue to gain popularity, these are increasingly used in teaching and learning. If the goal is to provide a fully inclusive learning environment for all, then faculty and others who are involved in social media adoption and use must better understand the needs of these students and take proactive steps to assure that the tools they use enable full participation of these learners. For example, when choosing a video sharing service, identify one that supports and enables captioning content for the Deaf. Only in this way can students with disabilities benefit from the same learning experiences using social media as their non-disabled peers.
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