Issues in Applying Universal Design Standards to Online Courses
Raymond Rose, Joanna Lu, Robert Tinker, Concord Consortium, United States ; Zahrl Schoeny, University of Virginia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Concord Consortium's Seeing Math Project, in conjunction with PBS TeacherLine have developed an outstanding online professional development program that integrates video and interactive Java software, with online discussion and reflective activities in a facilitator-led scheduled asynchronous environment. The Ready to Teach Algebra materials have been developed as a set of modular units that can be used individually or grouped together to make a longer course. The Java interactives, which help teachers understand the content are also available for teachers to use with their students. Once the course was built we began a process to better understand how to apply the principles of universal access in order to make the course fully accessible. The process has been interesting and at times frustrating. This session will focus on the issues, philosophy and experience in making the materials accessible.
Rose, R., Lu, J., Tinker, R. & Schoeny, Z. (2005). Issues in Applying Universal Design Standards to Online Courses. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 585-586). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).