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Technology-Enhanced Learning

Since the 1960s, developers, educators, and researchers have sought to understand the impact of technology on learning. Research has demonstrated that technology can be engaging and motivating for learners. Despite the allure of technology, however, it is not always clear that technology-based interventions improve learning outcomes. Those interested in utilizing technology for individuals with disabilities should consider what works, for whom, and under what conditions. Given the nature of intellectual and developmental disorders, what works for one individual may not work for another.

Within society, technology has become ubiquitous in our daily lives. Some technology may not be as prevalent, however, among individuals with disabilities whose access is often mediated by parents, caretakers, teachers, and employers. As a result, technology advocacy is needed to determine ...

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