Digital tools as effective source of inclusive education
Interactive distant education is possible and efficient thanks to information and communication Technology and digital tools
Modern technology can be very useful for more personalized learning, which is adapted to the needs of every student even when children are located in a remote area. Offering equal opportunities to children is a goal that can be easily achieved with some of the digital tools, created particularly for students that can’t keep up with school and social life due to illness or other difficulties.
Here’re some of the good examples for implementing digital technologies in inclusive education:
- LeHo – a project, funded by European Commission’s Lifelong Learning programme
Learning at home and in the hospital (LeHo) is a project, which is developing an online hub to provide effective tools and relevant resources for home and hospital education practitioners, stakeholders and interested parties. LeHo has an international network of schools, hospitals and companies aiming to explore, experiment with and improve such ICT solutions in the field of home and hospital education.
More about the project: http://www.lehoproject.eu/en/
- NYMAZ’s project “Connect: Resound”
NYMAZ - youth music development charity based in United Kingdom has an ambitious aim to create a musically inclusive England. Connect: Resound project is an action-based project investigating how digital technology can be used to deliver music education and enrichment activities to children living in isolated rural areas.
NYMAZ’s idea is based on using digital tools that can provide not only instrumental tuition, but also access to live music performances and training for teachers. The result is that the children who are benefiting from this online learning are progressing in their musical education and also their lives have changed for the better.
More about the project: https://www.nymaz.org.uk/connectresound
- KlasseContact - a project, initiated by Mooiste Contact Fonds/KPN, EDventure and Ziezon
The Dutch initiative is created especially for children who are ill at home for a long period of time. KlasseContact is supporting students that not only fall be fall behind with their lessons, but can also experience loneliness, social exclusion and hopelessness. The project gives the target group the opportunity to win back their right to education and be part of the class again. All they need is an ICT-set (a camera, headphones, a microphone), a special laptop for children, and a special screen for the classroom, provided for free by KlasseContact.