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How can I design a recovery-oriented e-learning website for people with mental health difficulties?

Mulhern, Ronan (2009) How can I design a recovery-oriented e-learning website for people with mental health difficulties? Educational Journal of Living Theories, 2 (3). pp. 339-431. ISSN 2009-1788

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Abstract

This paper presents my living theory, developed as I sought to improve my practice as a mental health professional, and as I answered my research question: “How can I design a recovery-oriented e-learning website for people with mental health difficulties?” Information technology has the potential to increase learning opportunities, promote inclusion and improve the quality of life for people with mental health difficulties. However, this group currently experience significant inequalities in accessing and maximising the potential of online learning interventions, due to lack of consideration by designers of their specific learning, usability and accessibility needs. In the course of my research, I attempted to use technology to enhance and support the learning of people with mental health difficulties in a day service in south Dublin, and to encourage a recovery-oriented mental health service delivery, which has hope, inclusion, learning by doing and group support as its guiding principles. This enquiry involved the design and evaluation of an e-learning website for this group of service users.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Additional Information:For additional information and similar articles please visit... http://www.ejolts.net
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-Learning; Recovery; Mental Health; Living Theory; Usability; Accessibility.
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Publisher:Dublin City University
Official URL:http://ejolts.net/node/160
Copyright Information:© 2009 Mulhern.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16345
Deposited On:18 May 2011 10:53 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 07 Mar 2013 15:02

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