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Creating an Accessible MOOC

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Creating an Accessible MOOC


Primary Presenter: Clayton Lewis

Organization: University of Colorado Boulder

Role: Computer Science Professor

Track: Technology Roundup

Topic: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Level: For Mere Mortals


Abstract: Online education, including MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) can provide a wonderful opportunity for people with disabilities IF the course materials and associated social technology are made accessible for them. What are MOOC consortia, like Coursera, doing to ensure that this happens and support course authors? Are there challenges and opportunities for research and development to make it easier for course developers to achieve wide inclusion?



Bio: Clayton Lewis is Professor of Computer Science and Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado. His recent work on technology for people disabilities has been presented to the US Access Board Technical Advisory Committee, CSUN, RESNA, ACM ASSETS, the Web4All Conference, and other forums. As a consultant at the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Clayton is studying what is being done to ensure that MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are accessible for students with disabilities. He is also working with CU colleagues on inclusive design for one of CU's first MOOC offerings.


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