Image from the W3C's Digital Accessibility FoundationsFree Online Course page By Jennifer Bland According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults in the United States lives with a disability. In South Carolina, the percentage is even higher with 1 in 3 adults reporting having a disability. However, the most recent report from the NCES found … Continue reading ICYMI: Accessibility and ADA Compliance in Online Courses
By Toni DiMella Those who work in higher ed are “planners.” We start making the Spring schedule two weeks into the Fall semester. The final exam schedule for a semester is posted on the first day of classes. We can tell you on August 13 what we’ll be doing on December 2—by the hour. The … Continue reading Back to a Better Normal
Image adapted from the artwork of gapingvoid, (Source) By Toni DiMella Higher education is a key factor in creating economic mobility as the majority of “good jobs”, as defined by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, require at least a bachelor’s degree (Carnevale et al., 2017; Carnevale et al., 2018). This economic … Continue reading Connecting the Dots for a Clearer Picture
Accessibility Symbols from Respaut (2018) How Designing for Accessibility Will Improve User Experience (Part 2) By Kristen Stevenson There are several simple steps that you can take to ensure course content is accessible to all students, regardless of need or preference. While you may need to remind yourself of these steps at first, it is … Continue reading Providing Accessible Documents
The Flipped Classroom By Toni DiMella In my junior year of my undergrad, I convinced my advisor to let me register for Intermediate Italian II. I know some Italian, but not enough for an upper-level 200 course. However, that’s the one that fit my schedule (online classes were a pipe dream then), I was still … Continue reading Come Si Dice “I did study!”?
Image is taken from NBC News By Toni DiMella After two years of virtual conferences and webinars, when my email dings with yet another online anything I usually just ignore it. But when I saw that Sandra McGuire and Bonni Stachowiak were the keynote speakers for the 2020 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference presented … Continue reading Bubbles & Biases