Benefits of using the internet in classrooms

The web is certainly not all evil- in fact it is becoming one of the most inclusive learning tools around.

In M. D Robyler’s (2006)  book Integrating Educational Technology into Education, Dave Edyburn pointed out the importance of students with special needs having access to the internet. He suggested an alternative web browser (www.Opera.com) for these students, as it is sensitive to physical and sensory disabilities. 

As demonstrated with Edyburn’s suggestion, the numerous resources available on the web today make learning accessible to more people than ever before. There are web browsers that cater for all types of special needs, for example children with autism can have their own specially made browser (see http://www.zacbrowser.com/)  and even the visually impaired have a suitable browser to cater for their needs (see www.webbie.org.uk).

 

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