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Service-Learning for Web Technology: Educational Games for Children with Disabilities

In the spring of 2019, the KU Leuven Bachelor programme in “Engineering Technology: Electronics-ICT” at Campus De Nayer, Sint-Katelijne-Waver offered a course on Web Technology which contained a Service Learning component.

The students interacted with the non-profit WAI-NOT to develop a set of online exercises to help children with disabilities master basic computer skills (e.g., clicking, dragging, moving the mouse pointer, …).

The students evaluated their work in a school for children with disabilities.

Country: Belgium

Year: 2018-2019

Institution: KU Leuven

Person in charge: Joost Vennekens

Email: joost.vennekens@kuleuven.be

# of students: 20

Interaction with beneficiaries: Face-to-face

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Computer Science

Community Service Area & ODS: Reducing Inequalities