Colaboratory II: "What Can be"

TRIGGERING QUESTION:

“What are barriers to what “ought to be done” to create a sustainable model of assistive technology to support students in accessing and progressing in the general education curriculum?"


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Some of the interesting data that emerged from the Colaboratory focusing on the Barriers are:

  • The Total Number of Barriers generated (N) = 55
  • The Total Number of Barriers receiving one or mote Votes (V) = 19
  • The Total Number of Distinct Connections in the Barriers Map (K) = 51
  • The Number of Barriers in the Map (R) = 14
  • The Divergence from a Total Agreement (D) = 28%
  • The Situational Complexity Index (SCI) = 3.77.

The total number of preference votes cast were equal to 80 votes. The total number of votes received by the 14 Barriers selected for Mapping is equal to 75 (93.8%). So most of the barriers voted by the participants as being of higher relative importance were mapped in Figure 2. The three most important barriers, namely # 54, 12, and 11, received 30 out of 80 votes (38%). None of these 3 very important barriers were diagnosed as drivers in the Root Cause Map.

The three barriers diagnosed as drivers in the Root Cause Map, namely # 47, 50, and 31. received only 9 votes out of 80 votes (11%).


Finally, the production of the Root Cause Map required the participants to answer 64 pairwise questions out of a total of 182 questions that they would have to answer if they did not use the CSII software. This means that they answered only 35.2% of questions, contributing to a saving of about 65% in terms of the time required to construct a Root Cause Map for the barriers identified.


The Root Cause Map is a snapshot of the Wall preventing the attainment of the ideal state for AT as displayed graphically in the Design and Development Frame that has been adopted for this program.


Dates:
April 12 (1:00 - 4:30)
April 13 (8:30 - 4:30)

Location:
Hawk Hollow Banquet Facility - www.hawkhollow.com
Lakeview Room
15101 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI 48808
517.641.4295