Evaluating the potential of the nintendo wii to support disabled students in education

Elaine Pearson, Chris Bailey

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Abstract

This paper describes a new project aimed at identifying the potential of the new generation of games consoles to support learners with disabilities. The Nintendo Wii represents an innovation in the way players interact with games through the use of a remote control device that provides a more intuitive and realistic means of control and interaction. By selecting simulations, team and adventure games and evaluating them with focus groups based on students with particular types of disability, the objective is to evaluate and identify the accessibility of this type of games console and evaluate its potential for supporting disabled learners in an educational context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2007
Pages833-836
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: "ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning" - , Singapore
Duration: 2 Dec 20075 Dec 2007

Conference

Conference24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2007
CountrySingapore
Period2/12/075/12/07

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Pearson, E., & Bailey, C. (2007). Evaluating the potential of the nintendo wii to support disabled students in education. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2007 (pp. 833-836)
Pearson, Elaine ; Bailey, Chris. / Evaluating the potential of the nintendo wii to support disabled students in education. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2007. 2007. pp. 833-836
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