Guidance for the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs for online learning / Ohjeita erityistä tukea tarvitsevien oppijoiden inklusiiviseen verkko-opetukseen

Inmaculada Fajardo Bravo, Nadina Gómez-Merino, Mickaël Jury, Susanna Mannik, Emily McDougal, Nina Klang, Timo Lüke, Anne-Laure Perrin, Evdokia Pittas, Erica Ranzato, Ana Luisa Rubio Jimenez, Kati Sormunen, Jo Van Herwegen, Pirjo Aunio (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has interrupted many routines and
practices, including the education of young people. Many students are currently
receiving some or all of their education online. Ensuring that online learning can be accessed by students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) can be a challenge. This guidance was written for teachers and educational professionals of mainly primary and secondary school students by offering insights from relevant research to ensure that students with SEN can reach their full learning potentials during online education provision.
We recognize that students with SEN are a diverse group in terms of identified
groups, abilities and skills but generally include students who need additional support in order to access the mainstream curriculum and meet their full potential. As such the guidance provided here is not prescriptive for all students with SEN but aims to help teachers and parents to consider barriers and facilitating factors that might impact on students with SEN to fully access online teaching materials and lessons.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherEuropean Association for Research on Learning and Instruction EARLI
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

Cite this