Presentation Title

Using 3D Printed Models in the Science Classroom for Students with Visual Impairments

Department

School of Education

Brief Biography

Karen E. Koehler, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Shawnee State University and the Program Director of the TVI Consortium - a multi-university collaborative for educator preparation. She has presented at state and national conferences on topics related to educator preparation in sensory disabilities, collaborative University partnerships, STEM education and accessibility for students with visual impairments.

Presentation Location

University Center East Ballroom

Presentation Start Date and Time

20-2-2019 11:00 AM

Presentation End Date and Time

20-2-2019 12:00 PM

Brief Abstract

3-D printing has been hailed as a technology breakthrough in the education of students who are blind and visually impaired, but little research exists to support these claims. This session presents the results of two qualitative studies exploring the use of 3-D printed models as an instructional tool in a middle school science classroom for students with visual impairments.

Presentation Length

45-50 min.

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Feb 20th, 11:00 AM Feb 20th, 12:00 PM

Using 3D Printed Models in the Science Classroom for Students with Visual Impairments

University Center East Ballroom

3-D printing has been hailed as a technology breakthrough in the education of students who are blind and visually impaired, but little research exists to support these claims. This session presents the results of two qualitative studies exploring the use of 3-D printed models as an instructional tool in a middle school science classroom for students with visual impairments.