Accessibility of OERs for Diverse Learners and Guidelines for Dyslexia in Modern Language Learning
Join us for this webinar discussion on issues relating to accessibility of OERs for learners with diverse abilities. The discussion will focus on a number of questions such as: Is accessibility support in OERs ‘required’ or just ‘nice to have’? How can we achieve full inclusion of OERs without stifling openness and innovation? This will be set in the wider environment such as legal context, pedagogic agendas, and technical issues.
Results from the Dyslexia in Modern Language Distance Learning staff development project will also be shared. Highlights include publishing the Guide to Good Practice as an OER and the project’s impact on tutor’s engagement with open educational practices and online collaboration.
Dr. Chetz Colwell, Learning & Teaching Development Manager for Accessibility, The Open University
Una Daly, MA, Community College Outreach Director, OpenCourseWare Consortium
Dr. Mathilde Gallardo, Staff Tutor Languages, The Open University
Dr. Andy Lane, Professor of Environmental Systems, The Open University