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Authoring Tool For The Creation of Learning Objects In Occupational Education To Support People With Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive technology is focused on supporting the restoration or improvement of functionalities of people with disabilities, thus achieving a better quality of life and optimal performance in educational, employment and social activities. This research addresses the issue of employment education for people with cognitive disabilities within Specialized Education Institutions and at home, as well as the limitations that tutors have in managing the content of technological applications because most of them are designed for a specific activity and do not allow the tutor to adapt it in a personalized way based on the needs of people with cognitive disabilities. It was proposed the development and evaluation of an author's tool called "TK-System", which allows tutors to manage learning objects through a web application so that they can be used by people with cognitive disabilities through a mobile application. For the evaluation it was considered to apply usability tests and questionnaires. The users considered for the evaluation of the content management application considered were: i) those in charge of the care of people with cognitive disabilities and ii) IT engineers. The results allowed determining that the tool is useful and easy to use for the creation of learning objects, as well as obtaining recommendations to improve it as future work.

Paola Pachacama
Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE
Ecuador

Luis Cuascota
Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE
Ecuador

Graciela Guerrero
Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE
Ecuador

 


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