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Course Name Special Education of Art with ICT Support
Course Code 22VM801
Credits 4


Unit I

Art Education Including Media and Electronic Arts.

Understanding art education – Pedagogical foundation – Use of technology for creative expression

Unit II

Methodology for Mentally Challenged.

Identification – Analyzing the learning environment – Comportment – Techniques – Requirements – Educational supports – Individualized education plans (IEP).

Unit III

Technology in Education (ICT).

Relevance – Utility – Influence – Advantages – Scope.

Unit IV

Tools/Aids for Special Education.

General ICT tools – Assistive Technology – Extensively used tools – comparing tools based on feasibility.

Unit V

Visual Media in Classrooms.

Educational media – Classification – Relevance of educational media in teaching and learning – Computer based instructions (CBI) – Online art education.

Course Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives
  • To enhance the ability of learners to effectively use technology as an aid for art education.
  • To improve the learner’s skills in finding the right tools for special education.
Course Outcomes

The relevance of ICT is immeasurable in learning and teaching process like:

  • Ability to develop skills to use media for instructional purposes.
  • Increase in the awareness of educational media and multimedia.


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