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Helping autism-diagnosed teenagers navigate and develop socially using e-learning based on mobile persuasion

  • Peter Øhrstrøm Aalborg University
Keywords: E-learning, autism, persuasive technology

Abstract

The HANDS (Helping Autism-diagnosed teenagers Navigate and Develop Socially) research project involves the creation of an e-learning toolset that can be used to develop individualized tools to support the social development of teenagers with an autism diagnosis. The e-learning toolset is based on ideas from persuasive technology. This paper addresses the system design of the HANDS toolset as seen from the user’s perspective. The results of the evaluation of prototype 1 of the toolset and the needs for further development are discussed. In addition, questions regarding credibility and reflections on ethical issues related to the project are considered.

Author Biography

Peter Øhrstrøm, Aalborg University
Professor, Peter Øhrstrøm Department of Communication and Psychology Aalborg University Kroghstræde 3 DK-9220 Aalborg Øst Denmark E-mail:poe@hum.aau.dk http://www.hum.aau.dk/~poe
Published
2011-05-13
How to Cite
Øhrstrøm, P. (2011). Helping autism-diagnosed teenagers navigate and develop socially using e-learning based on mobile persuasion. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(4), 54-71. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v12i4.878