Accessibility in Distance Education: Issues for a New Administration
Creating Positive Learning Outcomes for All Populations and Abilities
Accessibility is an area of growing concern, especially for colleges and universities looking to attract global learners.
In fact, since the 2015 class action lawsuit against Harvard and MIT for failing to provide closed captioning in online courses, podcasts, and educational programs, the topic has emerged as one of the 10 most important issues for students, teachers, administrators, and governing and regulatory bodies.
This online seminar addresses today’s digital divide and the various barriers impeding learners’ access to online distance education opportunities.
It focuses on the steps educators and institutions can take to ensure that individuals with disabilities and differing abilities as well as those from disparate intellectual, cultural, and economic backgrounds can access educational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis.
This seminar helps higher education leaders develop welcoming, affordable, and accessible online teaching practices. Fundamental learning goals include:
- Understanding the current accessibility situation and barriers to digital inclusion
- Uncovering necessary sources of knowledge and resources to better design programs and courses to engage learners of all abilities and disabilities
- Knowing how to conduct an audit and/or review at an educational institution focused on positive outcomes rather than avoiding the punishments associated with noncompliance
- Establishing institutional and faculty development programs to improve accessibility and learning opportunities
- Evaluating learners’ bandwidth situations and ensuring that campuses can perform and are adequately staffed for evaluations of campus infrastructure, LMS, learning software, closed captioning systems, and assistive systems and devices to deliver online learning and distance education
This seminar is designed for instructors, administrators, and compliance officers who embrace accessibility as a critical component to being recognized as a top university in the US.
It’s for those interested in growing enrollment and positive learner outcomes as well as those striving to be the best teachers they can be—specifically in regard to demonstrating satisfaction and success with diverse learner populations and abilities.
This seminar focuses on the steps educators and institutions can take to ensure that individuals with disabilities and differing abilities as well as those from disparate intellectual, cultural, and economic backgrounds can access educational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis. Order now.
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