Now that the development phase is passing into review, first with an SEND tutor and then with SEND studens themselves I am learning:
- Value of Video Demo: signing in to a the resource centre, logging in to a computer.
- Importance of talking them through things we may take for granted.
- Pick out key things, in this case opening and closing times.
- Add a quiz to this to give it emphasis and to engage them.
- Tell them often. They love repetition and will return regularly to something for a reminder
- As Immersive Reader provides, best to have text on blue, yellow or green background and use Comic Sans as their favoured font as it is less ‘harsh’ than others.
- Not all have Smartphones, say 5 out of 14 have no phone.
- 360 headsets would be fun to use if we had them, but proper ones!
- 85% are auditory, or visual/auditory learners
- Though my learning from the OU is that these learning preference categories are a nonsence unfounded in any science. Rather in this instance it is a medical aid surely? Someone who cannot see, or cannot hear will have a preference away from seeing or hearing – naturally, with it having nothing to do with learning.
I am delighted to share this with the OU community and my followers. Thoughts and comments please!
I was delighted with the course tutor’s response, though I’m mostly awaiting for a response from a number of the SEND students themselves. It has to work for them, and be adjusted, even reinvented so as to appeal to and to work for them!
“Slick, professional … and a lot of clicking which they will love!”