An Investigation of Challenges Facing Students with Visual Impairment in Accessing E-Learning: A Case of Tabora Municipality

Makoye, Charles Ndalahwa (2018) An Investigation of Challenges Facing Students with Visual Impairment in Accessing E-Learning: A Case of Tabora Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Visual impairment student are facing different problems in the process of learning. This study investigated the challenges facing students with visual impairment in accessing e-learning at Tabora Girls Secondary School in Tabora Municipality. Specifically, the study sought to identify problems facing visually impaired students in accessing e-learning, examine the current education policy on education provision through e-learning to students with visual impairment and to evaluate the strategies that are being implemented to assist visual impaired students access e-learning. A descriptive research design was adopted where a total of 50 respondents including visual impairment students, teachers and resource personnel. Data were collected using structured questionnaires and interview. Research findings revealed that there are various academic problems facing visually impaired students in accessing e-learning at Tabora Girls Secondary School. Among the academic problems pointed out to affect students with VI were; insufficient equipment such as digital recorder, memory card, Braille, e-book reader device and ICT facilities including computers, embosser, modems, magnifiers, screen readers. Based on those findings, the study recommended that in order to enhance learning of students with VI, there should be adequate resources such as teachers, materials and equipment and facilities. Policy makers should consider student with special need such as VI students, colleges for special education should be training teachers of ICT for VI students. There is need to enhance vocation training and life skills subjects and teachers who will teach ICT for visual impaired students.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 08:06
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 08:06
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1916

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