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Res Dev Med Educ. 2018;7(2):95-101.
doi: 10.15171/rdme.2018.019
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Original Research

The Impact of an Instructional Model with Assistive Technology on Achievement Satisfaction of People with Physical-Motor Impairments

Rahim Moradi 1 ORCiD, Esmaeil Zaraii Zavaraki 1 * ORCiD, Parviz Sharifi-Daramadi 2 ORCiD, Mohammad Reza Nili- Ahmadabadi 1 ORCiD, Ali Delavar 3 ORCiD

1 Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education & Psychology, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Psychology and Education of Special Children, Faculty of Education & Psychology Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Assessment and Measurement, Faculty of Education & Psychology, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran


Background: The use of new technologies in education is a topic that has attracted the attention of educational experts over the past two decades. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an instructional model enriched with assistive technology on the achievement satisfaction of people with physical-motor impairments in learning English.

Methods: The research method is semi-experimental, with a pre-test/post-test design using a control group. The statistical population consisted of male individuals with physical mobility impairments studying at Imam Ali Educational Center in Tehran. To determine the sample size,Cohen’s (1986) table was used. Based on the sample size table, 16 people were selected. In this method, after drawing up a student list with a random number table, the sample was selected after checking criteria for entry and exit. The experimental group was trained in six sessions using an instructional model enriched with online and offline assistive technologies, and the control group was trained in the usual way.

Results: The mean ± standard deviation (SD) for pre- and post-test in the experimental group were 75.50 ± 5.90 and 82.25 ± 6.29, respectively, and was 75.38 ± 11 and 77.37 ± 11.91 in the control group. The results of the analysis of covariance between adjusted means of both groups for variable of academic satisfaction show a significant difference between the two groups (F =20.06, P < 0.01). The effect size was 0.60.

Conclusion: Using an instructional model enriched with assistive technology can be useful in teaching English to individuals with physical-motor impairments.

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Submitted: 29 Aug 2018
Revised: 14 Oct 2018
Accepted: 18 Oct 2018
First published online: 23 Oct 2018
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