Accessible eLearning

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508 Compliant eLearning: Tips And Tricks

508 Compliant eLearning: Tips And Tricks

Whether you regularly work on federally-funded eLearning projects, or whether you are focused on creating privately funded eLearning content, the challenge of making eLearning accessible is always front and center. In this article, we will look at some tips and tricks to make your courses 508 compliant.

3 Thoughts On Special Education: One Dad's Perspective

3 Thoughts On Special Education: One Dad's Perspective

My experience with special education started with becoming a dad. My wife and I have four wonderful children, the second of whom, Jacob, has a type of Autism called PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders). Here, I offer my perspectives as a parent about what makes for great special education.

Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

As Instructional Designers, we’re always looking for new tools and best practices to deliver value to our learners. One thing some of us forget, though, is the issue of accessibility – are our courses open to all, including people with disabilities? In Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility, Obsidian Learning examines several issues related to accessibility and eLearning.

Utilizing Open Educational Resources To Advance Online Learning In Sub-Saharan Africa

Utilizing Open Educational Resources To Advance Online Learning In Sub-Saharan Africa

In many schools and institutions of higher learning across Sub-Saharan Africa students lack access to quality academic resources and teachers also lack access to teaching resources. Open Educational Resources (OER) are the ideal tool to leverage on the affordances of technology and the insights of online learning to reduce the inequalities in the Sub-Saharan African countries’ education systems.

Inclusive And Accessible eLearning

Inclusive And Accessible eLearning

To develop online courses that are more inclusive, the role of Instructional Designers must move beyond the orchestration and arrangement of course content to partnering with faculty and support staff to implement curriculums that are mindful of ADA compliance. Furthermore, professional development must move beyond faculty acquiring technical expertise to pairing technological knowledge with principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This article outlines ways that I, as an Instructional Designer, implemented such practices via a professional development seminar, in which faculty and staff learn the principles of Universal Design for Learning and develop skills to create ADA compliant MS Word documents, podcasts, and lecture captures. Excerpts from faculty and staff’s learning journals illustrate how they have grown as educators.

Why eLearning Is Key To Democratizing Higher Education In Africa 

Why eLearning Is Key To Democratizing Higher Education In Africa 

With Africa’s growing youth bulge, how will African countries cope with increasing numbers of tertiary student enrolments and high costs of expanding higher education institutions? eLearning is the best possible solution for democratizing higher education in Africa and ensuring that access to quality higher education is not limited by geographical location, tuition fees, or lack of access to academic resources.

DoviLearn: eLearning In Africa, is There Hope?

DoviLearn: eLearning In Africa, Is There Hope?

The internet bubble may have burst with the eCommerce rush since 2005 in Africa. Unlike many other techies and startups, we decided to trail the path of training, leveraging on online technologies. Sensing the high need and importance of corporate training, through my Startup, Dovichi Services, we deployed a state of the art eLearning portal in Nigeria to bridge this gap: DoviLearn.

9 Tips To Develop Accessible eLearning

9 Tips To Develop Accessible eLearning

In a dream world, everyone has access to learning; in the real world, online learning has been accessible to all only recently. In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about accessible eLearning as well as the accessible eLearning benefits and 9 tips on how to develop accessible eLearning content, so that you cannot only reach a broader eLearning audience, but also do your little part in enabling more individuals to achieve their personal or professional goals while learning in a comfortable eLearning environment.