A teacher's perspective of interacting with long-term absent students through digital communications technologies

Anthony Jones, Karina Joyce Wilkie

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This paper uses an hypothetical scenario to report on the use of ICT to enable students with a chronic illness to partly overcome prolonged absence for school. The focus is on the responses of teachers when one of their students can no longer attend school regularly as a consequence of a serious illness, but wants to continue their education. The special education needs of students participating in the Link ‘n Learn project result from a desire to continue studying while absent from school for prolonged periods. It appears that this desire for continuity is misunderstood by many adults, including teachers. Discussion is centred around a hypothetical case study of two teachers as they work with students absent for an extended period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Competencies in the Knowledge Society: IFIP TC 3 International Conference, KCKS 2010 - Held as Part of WCC 2010
EditorsNicholas Reynolds, Marta Turcsanyi-Szabo
Place of PublicationGermany
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783642153778
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventKey Competencies in the Knowledge Society 2010 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201023 Sept 2010


ConferenceKey Competencies in the Knowledge Society 2010
Abbreviated titleKCKS 2010
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