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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Use and Knowledge of Assistive Technology

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Late Summer 2021 Aug 09, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 Open
Winter 2022 Jan 24, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022 Jan 14, 2022 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT820
  • CAN 685.00
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Technology is an integral part of our lives and has enhanced the quality of life for many of us. Assistive Technology creates equal opportunities and access for all learners including students with exceptionalities. In this course, the candidate will investigate the various devices and services available, but more importantly the candidate will develop a real world student-centered assistive technology program that can be applied in the classroom. As well as exploring the theoretical background and framework for understanding assistive technology, the candidate will extend and apply his/her knowledge of different high, mid and low tech devices and services and will reflect on the ethics and application of assistive technology in the classroom.

What You'll Learn and Do

Learning activities in this course include:

• exploring the theoretical background and frameworks for understanding assistive technology
• extending and applying your knowledge of different high-tech, mid-tech, and low-tech devices and services
• reflecting on the ethics and application of assistive technology in the classroom
• thinking and writing critically about emerging trends in the field
• exploring and reviewing assistive technology hardware and software
• developing strategies for overcoming challenges related to assistive technology use
• understanding the implications for assistive technology in assessment and evaluation practices
• fostering discussion and collaboration with colleagues

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Application Requirements

We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm that you are an OCT member.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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