Research trends in accessible elearning: Interoperability of solutions, ubiquity of resources and personalization of services
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Keynote speech at ECTEL 2010. Barcelona, October 1st, 2010

Keynote speech at ECTEL 2010. Barcelona, October 1st, 2010

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  • 1. Research trends in accessible elearning: interoperability of solutions, ubiquity of resources and personalization of services ECTEL 2010. Barcelona, 1st October 2010 José Ángel Martínez Usero Director of international projects and relations
  • 2.
    • Social needs generate business opportunities
    • User participation is key
    • Global solutions and global projects
    • New paradigms (not only accessibility)
    • Inclusive technology in European Digital Agenda
    The pillars of Inclusive Technology
  • 3. Digital inclusion: why is it needed?
      • Participation inthe knowledge sociedy
      • Equal opportunities for all
      • Adapted solutions for user groups
      • Better quality of life and independence
  • 4. Development of digital skills Long life learning Inclusive education in equal conditions The challenges of the job market Digital inclusion and education
  • 5. The present market situation
    • Industry :
      • Effort in adaptation of each product
      • Propietary and small solutions
      • No common standards and law (EU and ME)
      • No market penetration
    • Users :
      • Multiple user devices
      • Different solutions for each ICT environment
      • High cost of ICT appropiation
      • Complexity in use and new versions
  • 6. Main reasons for accessibility National legislation and standardization CSR enhanced by Accessibility Wider market including elderly people and people with disabilities Technological advantages
  • 7. Accessibility is not a niche market
    • PWD
    • Elderly
    • Other
    Some data for Europe
      • 44.6 millions PWD in 2007 (1).
      • 84.6 millons people 65+ in 2008
      • 151.5 millons of elderly people by 2060 (2).
    Sources: (1) “Men and women with disabilities in the EU”, Applica, CESEP and Alphametrics, 2007 (2) “Ageing characterises the demographic perspectives of the European societies”, Eurostat report 72/2008.
  • 8. Specific advantages of accessible web
    • Easier to use
    • Better adapted to new devices (PDAs, PCs, digital TV)
    • Better indexing by search engines (Google)
    • Lower maintenance costs
    • Higher number of visits
    • Enhances institutional image
  • 9.
    • AEIOU paradigm
    • Accessibility
    • Enriched solutions
    • Interoperability
    • Open software
    • Ubiquity
    Technological approach
  • 10. Technology is not the wholde solution Contents Pedagogical method Dinamizators
  • 11. Technology trends in different environments In the classroom Accessible digital contents Near Field Information Aumented Reality Interaction of user devices with the environment (digital screens) In the platform Personalised nteraction with the elearning platform Multichanel content delivery (web, mobile, digital tv) User devices for interaction (mobile devices and capbilitites) Web 2.0 applications (tagging, community, comments, favorites)
  • 12. The near future
  • 13.  
  • 14.  
  • 15. Jose Angel Martínez Usero [email_address]