The ‘Right to Education’ and ‘Quality of Education’ are key development indices for any country that is striving for equality for its citizens. Did you know that close to 10% of the world’s student population is affected by learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and autism? This and several other barriers restrict students with limited social and economic opportunities from accessing education. There are also many systemic issues with teaching pedagogy that exclude children with various forms of disabilities (Physical and Learning) from benefitting from education.
It is essential that educational institutions (both Public and Private) create effective learning spaces for all kinds of students by adopting tech and a teaching framework that’s more accommodative of difference. Creating accommodative spaces for disabled children in ‘Regular Classrooms’ and adapting the curriculum to help them keep up, can empower them to gently assimilate with their non-disabled peers. It can also end the stigmatization and emotional trauma they go through while re-assimilating into the general population.
Technology innovations are helping educators create immersive learning experiences that are changing the game by making ‘interactive content’ affordable and easy to create. Renyoo’s image annotation features allow educators to create multimedia experiences that compile audio, video, imagery and text formats together and create learning modules that appeal to those that learn better visually or through experiences. It allows students to learn at their own pace and participate more inside and outside the classroom.
Let us understand how Renyoo helps open doors for students with disabilities
Audio, Video formats help children with reading disabilities such as Dyslexia and Dysgraphia.
Renyoo helps teachers create immersive learning modules that cater to students with learning disabilities by embedding images with audio, video and image galleries onto ‘Hotspots’. Students who face difficulty in reading comprehension can rely on video and audio content to better their understanding of the topic. Students who face difficulties in writing and taking notes can also take audio or video notes of live lectures and embed them into these modules for later reference.
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It helps students with special needs overcome their limitations
Some learners have physical disabilities that can limit their mobility in and around the classroom. These students may not be able to accompany their peers on Field Trips to locations which may not be friendly to them. Only a small fraction of public spaces even in Europe and the United States are wheelchair accessible, the problems are even more compounded in Asia where disability laws are not as strict. In such a scenario ‘Virtual Tours’ are the way to help disabled students participate with their peers. These tours can be created by educators as well as crowdsourced through images and videos sources on field trips to create amazing learning resources for the entire class. These tours often help disabled students feel included while still in a safe space that doesn’t endanger their well-being or put them at risk
It helps students learn from the safety of their home
Some students especially those with advanced motor difficulties associated with diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Meniere’s disease, Spina bifida, Severe Scoliosis or Parkinson’s may find it exceedingly difficult to participate in classroom-based learning. Immersive learning modules created by Renyoo can help them access learning opportunity from the safety and security of their own homes.
Helps teachers to create personalized learning modules.
Renyoo helps teachers and other students create learning aids for disabled students in the classroom based on the special help that they need. Students with a reading disability can be aided by creating video modules, while students with visual disabilities can be prescribed with audiobooks. Students with issues such as ADHD could be helped by creating more stimulating content that offers a mix of audio, video and image galleries.
It promotes curiosity-based learning
Above all, Renyoo helps students with disabilities learn at their own pace. There’s no rush to keep pace with anyone, and the teacher can give unlimited ‘contact hours’ or explain the topic multiple times by just creating a single ‘asynchronous’ learning resource. Students with disabilities can choose to replay and revisit lesson as many times as they need and keep pace with their peers. Hotspots are also designed to evoke curiosity, students can choose to click them one at a time and engage with them through audio, video, websites and more. It’s a no-pressure environment and that’s when students learn best.
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