ACCESS TO STUDY SKILLS

Claire Graham, Matthew Mobbs, Fiona White

Abstract


The project aimed to provide some web-based and multiple format study skills resources for dyslexic students on distance learning courses.  Research has shown that students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia prefer information to be presented in a multi-sensory way (Mortimore, 2003), and this project aimed to transfer text-based study skills leaflets into a series of Adobe Presenter presentations and podcasts that would be available on Blackboard and the University intranet.  The presentations draw on colour, animation and voice to present the study skills information in a way that will appeal to a range of learning styles.        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It It is hoped that these resources will be of particular benefit to dyslexic students who are studying at a distance and who might therefore struggle to attend one-to-one study skills sessions in the AccessAbility Centre.  The resources may have a wider appeal to other groups of students who find it difficult to attend face-to-face meetings due to work or childcare commitments.


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