The purpose of IncludEdu is to help education practitioners make decisions about how they can personalise a learner’s experience through the integration of Assistive Technology into mainstream, small group or individual learning activities.
Educators can, following the identification of a specific or additional need, select relevant Assistive Technology solutions to support, promote and enhance learning.
Within the IncludEdu framework, you will discover various steps. Firstly you select from four broad areas of need a particular area of learning, next you select the nature of the learner’s specific need. At the third and final step, you will be asked to select the technology platform/s available to you e.g. Apple, Google, Microsoft. Your customised solution menu will then appear, a list of relevant add-ons, extensions, apps, hardware and software. Selecting each individual tool, the IncludEdu framework will then provide you with a breakdown of that suggestion with an overview and suggested ways of using the tool.
IncludEdu is very much intended to not only suggest supportive tools and resources to those working in education but also to parents, guardians and anyone else supporting a learner, as everyone involved can play an integral role in education and learning processes. Technology by its very nature can be used across home, school and college settings enabling learners to embed learning across multiple settings.