Full course description
Commitment: Proficiency-Based (estimated 6-8 hours per course)
Number of Semester Units of Professional Development Graduate Level Credit (non-degree applicable) from University of the Pacific: 1 unit
As educators, we strive to integrate technology into our instruction every day. But how often are we actually learning in an online setting? Now, we invite you to be a professional online learner and participate in SCCOE’s Professional Innovation Pathways. Each course and academy focuses on a unique digital theme, relevant research, and best practices of digital learning.
How do we make technologies (and materials) more accessible to all learners? Some students thrive using technology to augment their learning. Some students may need some extra support to get the most out of the technology they use. For users with disabilities, the law requires that all digital materials be made accessible to them, including content on school or other education websites. There are many compelling reasons to ensure that materials are accessible to all learners, as the concepts behind digital access for users with disabilities are applicable to everyone. This introductory course will provide opportunities to understand how to ensure that all students can equitably use technology.
This course is an introduction to digital accessibility in the classroom. Participants have explored the essential concepts, process, resources, and best practices for providing Accessible Education Materials in the classroom. Participants have developed a closed caption video and gathered feedback on it to deepen skills. Participants have developed a plan for continuous improvement using Accessible Education Materials tools and techniques.