Introducing SmART: The Smartphone Accomodation Resource Toolbox
With increase number of students with disabilities (SWD) in postsecondary schools also come our responsibilities to co- create tools to support their learning. We recently created Smartphone Accommodation Resource Toolbox (SmART), a platform to support innovative teaching and learning through smartphone video production and interactive assessment tools. Using a mixed method design we followed a number of SmART user scenarios and found that while originally SmART was designed as an accommodation resource for SWD; SmART is emerging as a student led, interdisciplinary (dance; nursing/physiotherapy to engineering) platform that provides ethical guidance, feedback and modelling for using video-based assessments in courses where “hands-on” knowledge and the modelling of practical skills are elemental to course aims. SmART supported students where English is their second language; and students who lived in remote communities. We will conclude with what can we learn from each other to enhance practical skills acquisition for all students and beyond the classroom walls.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health – School of Nursing
My program of research focuses on the relationship between education technology and place. In particularly, I am focusing on how technology can support but also exclude certain group of students in different teaching places (e.g., classroom, lab, online/hybrid).
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University
Direct the Practices in Enabling Technologies (PiET) Lab. Full member of the graduate programs in Science & Technology Studies, Critical Disability Studies, Digital Media, and Interdisciplinary Studies.Affiliate Scientist at the University Health Network – Toronto Rehabiliation Institute.