Educational Technology

March 16, 2011

Ga. Tech to host disabled STEM students in Second Life

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Dennis Carter, eSchool News

Students with disabilities “show a strong capacity for science and math,” researchers say. University will target students with disabilities who are sometimes excluded from STEM fields, school researchers say. Colleges and universities have shown concern about the growing gender gap in science, technology, education, and math (STEM), and Georgia Tech has found another group often left out of STEM studies: students with disabilities. The university announced that it would create and oversee a STEM training program hosted in the Second Life virtual world where disabled students would create avatars and receive free help from educators and experts in every STEM field.

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