An Investigation into Human-Centred Peer-Support Education Systems for Students with Learning Difficulties

1st Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management (SESEM) Conference, Waterford

5 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2017

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Brian Caffrey

Waterford Institute of Technology

Peter Carew

Waterford Institute of Technology

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This research investigates the potential application and use of ICT in the development of peersupport networks centered on learners with Specific Learning Difficulties at third level education. Utilising a theoretical model based on both the social and medical models of disability, it is intended to develop a system that will allow learners to develop through interaction with their peers actionable education frameworks, adaptive learning strategies and reusable learning resources in a safe and contextualised learning environment. Primary research will be performed with the student population of Waterford Institute of Technology as a case study. The longitudinal goal is the improved retention, resilience and performance of the target population.

Keywords: education, ethics, human-centred design, mixed methodology, specific learning difficulties

Suggested Citation

Caffrey, Brian and Carew, Peter, An Investigation into Human-Centred Peer-Support Education Systems for Students with Learning Difficulties (2011). 1st Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Management (SESEM) Conference, Waterford, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2895511

Brian Caffrey

Waterford Institute of Technology ( email )

Waterford
Ireland

Peter Carew (Contact Author)

Waterford Institute of Technology ( email )

Waterford
Ireland

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