We introduce an e-learning system specifically designed for disabled people. This system is implemented on top of a home theatre personal computer (HTPC), a small computer connected to a TV set to offer interactive services. This hardware platform also facilitated the integration of control devices designed for disabled people. An adapted version of Moodle, one of the most popular e-learning management solutions, provides the required e-learning functionalities and access to educational content. From: Delivering Educational Services Using Home Theatre Personal Computers - A Solution for People with Special Needs, Luis Anido, Universidade de Vigo, Carlos Rivas, Universidade de Vigo, Miguel Gomez, Universidade de Vigo, Sonia Valladares, Universidade de Vigo, Manuel J. Fernandez-Iglesias, Universidade de Vigo, ICCSE 2013, pp. 719-724.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Delivering Educational Services Using Home Theatre
Greetings from the 8th International Conference on Computer Science and Education (ICCSE 2013) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where Luis Anido is speaking on "Delivering Educational Services Using Home Theatre Personal Computers - A Solution for People with Special Needs". Essentially they have adapted a smart TV with a special hardware interface to Moodle 2. This might have wider applicability for providing education to those who do not have a profound disability, but would benefit from e-leaning. As an example, the elderly with some visual impairment and limited hand movement might be able to use e-learning on a smart TV with no special hardware or software. This could be useful for the University of the Third Age.