Luisa Maria Pires Miguel
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Lusófona University, Lisbon
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http://transversalvision.blogspot.com
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http://twitter.com/#!/Mulisa
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Interests: PLEs, Didatic Games, Digital inclusion, Social Learning, Audio Description, Assistive Technologies, Music, Arts, LGP.

Life is Beautiful...

Life is beautiful…
Life is beautiful. But living is not always as simple as one can imagine.  Actually, we all are aware of immense difficulties that everyone comes across whether this barriers are refer to either the fisical or virtual world.
As a matter of fact we all, now and then, go through this experience independently of our own contingences. Who, among all the people we now hasn’t had some problems while trying access some websites. If we think on people whit any type of handicap, then a-great deal of those problems are over weighted. Fortunately, we live in a society which is interested on including all the people whit his knowledge. So, we have at our disposal on the web environment a considerable amount of utilities that aloud an easier access to information which therefore will increase the process of knowledge acquisition. There are probably many more than those which I will now mention, and so I invite the reader to give his own suggestions.
One of the most well known screen readers is the Jaws software for windows, which despite not being perfect is the most dependable software of the kind. It helps blind people to be aware of the many contents available on one’s computer. It helps blind people but it will only enable a young man like me to cultivate himself whit other friendly hand to help him. So, it is very important all the efforts being developed by the investigators like Professor Luís Figueiredo of the Institute Politécnico da Guarda whit the goal of trying to allowed a friendlier interface whit the personal computer and whit a whole group of home devices like televisions and stereo equipments. He works whit the aim of softening those barriers I previously mentioned. On this mission, he is being accompanied by firms like Microsoft that are trying to achieve the same objective – becoming PCs assessable to all.
As you can see, there is a group of people interested on giving their best to include all citizens on the proposals of learning and giving his feed back to society.
This small text is about to finish, but it could never end without a reference to the significant role played by an young association which has been developing an excellent work on behalf of a young man. This association was created by Salvador Mendes de Almeida, and apart from a whole well thought initiatives, has brought to life a meaningful website which contains all a different places assessable to weal chair moving people. If you access to www.portugalacessible.com you will find those many places from theatres to cafes and restaurants to public transports, you can go and be sure you won’t find obstacles to enter. As it is easy to see, this website is of most importance whether you go on your weal chair or with your little soon.
All those initiatives are of great relevance to a guy like me which still thinks life is worth living. As long as the sun keeps shining, the coffee keeps testing nice, the girls go on smiling at you and you´re perseverance don´t fails, it will be business as usual.
Miguel Monteiro
About the author: Miguel Monteiro is graduated in Management from ISCTE, in Lisbon and participates in many events related whit accessability/barrieres from his relation whit Salvador Association. Any comment on this article would be very welcome by the author. 

Luisa Maria Pires Miguel's Blog

Missão Descobrir – um novo meio de comunicação interactiva no contexto da deficiência auditiva

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

Nem sempre são visíveis a nível nacional, projectos de relevo que possam ser de utilidade ou interesse para as necessidades de comunicação da comunidade surda portuguesa mas recentemente, surgiu em boa hora - um novo projecto de comunicação no âmbito da Língua Gestual Portuguesa (LGP) - fundado por três pessoas possuidoras de deficiência auditiva (Hélder Duarte,…

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Visual Incapacity and the potential of ICT in References Schools

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 10:39am 0 Comments

 

After reading the excellent post by Miguel Monteiro, reveling the most positive side of the use of supportive technologies in peoples disability’s daily life - I couldn’t stop wondering how urgent must be the increment on the access to those digital devices, in every  Reference School, from students whit lack of vision

It´s a fact, while since their appearance in the years 90, the technologies of Information and communication (ICT), assumed immediately a total domain in…

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Research work in Cooperative Learning context by Robert Slavin

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 2:22am 0 Comments

 

Here's a view from the exelente work research done by Robert Slavin and  many other colleges, in the Center for Research and  Reform in Education (Stº Johns Hopkings University School of Education, USA). Several  experiments and avaliations studys about alternative programms, are made continualy - on new aproaches to teach and learn - in order to implemant in many public schools from around word. One of the main goal of this researchs, is to provide a more inclusive and equall…

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At 2:29pm on March 29, 2012, nargeskamali said…

Hi

yeah, usually blog in EFL class use for academic wririting.

thank you,I am waiting for you.I will visit that website and I am sure that it will be helpful.

with the best regard

At 3:04pm on March 28, 2012, nargeskamali said…

thank you.as a matter of fact I am interest in application of online environment in language learning.CALL.

unfortunately I haven't here any thing about education in online environment,but it seems interesting.

do you know any language teacher who use blog in his/her class?

At 2:07pm on March 28, 2012, nargeskamali said…

your welcome.we need more research in this area,and my research is not complete yet.

At 2:32pm on March 27, 2012, nargeskamali said…

Hi

when students use blog for pedagogical purpose, how they will be assessed? is it through pen and paper or blog?

in large classes the management of blog in difficult.

Inappropriate feedback: Sometimes students’ comments for their classmates’ blog is not helpful or even discouraging.

computer problems

I believe that internet is virtual environment,it help students but remember that students need to prepare for real life.

these are some of challenges of blogging,although still it's benefit and advantages is undeniable and a lot.

At 9:06am on March 26, 2012, nargeskamali said…

Hi,thank you.some of the disadvantages that I find are:

Workload: it is time consuming and workload can increase for both teacher and students when blog is used outside of class time especially in large classes,

Plagiarism: it may encourage students to plagiarism

Lake effective assessment criteria

what do you think?what is you idea about these this disadvantages?

At 12:16pm on March 25, 2012, nargeskamali said…

thank you. yeah,using blog must based on the context and students' motivation. do you use blog in your classes? do you mention some of disadvantages of using blog.based on your own experience.

At 6:42am on March 14, 2012, nargeskamali said…

Do you think blog can be efficient for all students? If not, for which type of students is more efficient?

At 6:04am on January 15, 2011, Luisa Maria Pires Miguel said…

Hi everbody,

I'm very glad to be a member of Classroom 2.0 and hope to be able to learn here, much so about themes related whit web learning and acess thecnologie and hope to share aswell whit all of you, informacion related to this matters and much more. See you soon.  Luisa Miguel

 

 
 
 

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