Design and Development of a Mobile Writing Application for Students With Dysgraphia

Hopcan S., Tokel S. T., Karasu N., Aykut Ç.

in: Mobile Technologies in Educational Organizations, Alona Forkosh Baruch,Hagit Meishar Tal, Editor, IGI-Global, Pennsylvania, pp.233-262, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: IGI-Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-262
  • Editors: Alona Forkosh Baruch,Hagit Meishar Tal, Editor
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Writing plays a vital role in both daily life and academic life. Students begin learning to write in the first years in school and then they use writing skills their whole life. However, some students, such as students with dysgraphia, experience difficulties in writing. The purpose of the chapter is to develop a mobile writing application for students with dysgraphia and to reveal ideas of special education experts, educational technology experts, and classroom education experts, and a teacher about application. A pilot study was conducted with three students with dysgraphia firstly, and necessary revisions were made. After revisions, experts' views were taken. The results indicated that experts reflected positive ideas about mobile writing application for students with dysgraphia. However, the experts suggested some minor revisions for improving the mobile writing application. To sum up, final improvements were made, and a mobile writing application was developed.