It is part of a teaching professional's skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This free course, Accessibility of eLearning, introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in eLearning or may need alternative teaching methods. It covers the technology and techniques used by disabled students, the adjustments to teaching methods that might be reasonable, design decisions which affect the accessibility of eLearning tools and strategies for evaluation.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
discuss the main challenges facing disabled students with respect to eLearning.
have an understanding of the types of technology used by disabled students.
consider what adjustments you might make in creating eLearning materials to ensure they are accessible and usable.
consider appropriate ways to evaluate the accessibility and usability of your eLearning materials.