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EADTU Quality Assurance webinar week

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EADTU Quality Assurance webinar week 13 november 2019 by Tarja Ladonlahti, Jyväskylä University, Finland

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EADTU Quality Assurance webinar week

  1. 1. Equal opportunities for all: Accessibility of higher education online studies – from quality guidelines to the practice JYU. Since 1863. 113.11.2019
  2. 2. University of Jyväskylä  One of the top universities in Finland  6 faculties  2 600 staff members  15 000 on-campus students  14 000 students at the Open University  Open University is an independent institution within the JYU 13.11.2019JYU. Since 1863. 2
  3. 3. JYU. Since 1863. 313.11.2019 8-14 % of higher education students have learning difficulties or some disease or disability that affects learning.
  4. 4. There is no such thing as an average learner! (Olaussen, E. J. https://www.vuu.no/undervisning-og-laering) 4
  5. 5. JYU. Since 1863. 5 Accessibility and higher education studies - old and new legislation obligate • Common European legislation • Role of the national legislation • Institutional guidelines, recommendations and practices 13.11.2019
  6. 6. JYU. Since 1863. 6 New legislation has an impact on online education • Directive (EU) 2016/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applicatons of public sector bodies • Mainly follows the accessibility level AA (WCAG) • Came into force in Finland (national legislation) 1.4.2019 • Period of transition 13.11.2019
  7. 7. JYU. Since 1863. 7 What we are doing in our projects • Testing and developing accessible solutions for higher education institutions (www.info.digicampus.fi). • Looking for and sharing good pedagogical practices (www.hamk.fi/projects/tinel) • Educating staff (www.info.digicampus.fi). • Creating the instrument for self-evaluation: quality indicators of accessibility of higher education studies (www.ohohanke.fi/in-english). • Building a national network for higher education institutions. (All together) • Promoting the accessibility as an quality indicator at the national level of quality assurance. (All together) 13.11.2019
  8. 8. JYU. Since 1863. 8 Accessibility agents in an institution 13.11.2019 Teachers Accessibility specialists Library Student support services Facility servicies University communi- cation Faculties Digital services
  9. 9. JYU. Since 1863. 9 Accessibility in terms of technology includes e.g… • All data systems • (Digital) learning environments • Office programmes • Institutional templates • Ongoing accessibility checking and tests • Support services for students • Support services for staff 13.11.2019
  10. 10. JYU. Since 1863. 10 Accessibility in terms of pedagogy includes e.g… • Universal design for learning / Inclusive education as a framework • Accessible learning materials (multimodalism, alternatives) • Flexibility in assessment modes and study arrangements • Individual arrangements when necessary 13.11.2019
  11. 11. 13 November 2019 Individual arrangementsParticipation
  12. 12. Thank you!

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