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The Use of Videoconferencing in Enhancing Learning for an Incapacitated Child and in setting up a Cross Cultural Exchange (SIP051)
This project aimed to develop a videoconferencing facility and investigate its effectiveness in delivering a subject to a student who was unable to attend class. The technology was also used to develop a cross-cultural relationship with a school in Spain.
Duration
18 months
Lead Organisation
Mercy College, Sligo
Project Aims
  • To develop a videoconferencing facility and investigate its effectiveness in delivering a subject to a student who is unable to attend class.
  • To use the videoconferencing facility to develop a cross-cultural relationship with a school in Spain.
  • To make students and teachers more aware of the benefits of ICT as a tool for communication.
  • To integrate ICT into the mainstream curriculum, and as a result to further develop teachers' ICT skills.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Enabling a student to take part in the learning process who otherwise would be unable to do so.
  • Providing opportunitied for cultural exchange between students in an Irish school and their counterparts in Spain.
  • Providing a model for other schools who find that they have incapacitated students or students suffering from disabilities or students with behavioural or learning disorders.
Participating Schools
Further Information

finalreport051.pdf
 
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