Adapting E-learning and learning services for people with disabilities.

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Adapting E-learning and learning services for people with disabilities.

  1. 1. Adapting E-Learning and Learning Services for People with Disabilities Christopher Douce, Martyn Cooper, Wendy Porch Jesus Boticario, Jaroslav Pullman, Carlos Velasco et. al. The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  2. 2. Introduction The EU4ALL project aims to develop a flexible, open, standards-based architecture of services to support Lifelong Learning for all learners within higher education institutions.
  3. 3. Introduction • Scenarios • EU4ALL framework overview • Content personalisation • E-services service • VLE prototype • E-service prototype: accessibility report • E-service prototype: assistive technology loan kit • Research directions • Summary
  4. 4. Scenario 1 • David enrolls on a course • Material presented through PowerPoint • Lecturer puts materials on a VLE • David accesses VLE • David uses assistive technology
  5. 5. Scenario 2 • David enrolls on a course • Student service advisor perform assessment • New assistive technology with training material • Uses AT with VLE • VLE presents materials that are best for David
  6. 6. EU4ALL Framework
  7. 7. Content Personalisation
  8. 8. E-services
  9. 9. Research Directions • Adaptation architectures • Locus of adaptation control • Understanding adaptation diversity • Mobile technology • Security and privacy • Authoring, development and use of adaptable materials
  10. 10. Summary • Conceptual and technical framework • Can be used to think about institutional accessibility • Two elements: content personalisation and services • Implemented using different systems and technologies
  11. 11. Acknowledgements http://www.eu4all-project.eu IST-2006-034778 The Open University's Institute of Educational Technology
  12. 12. Institute of Educational Technology The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA www.open.ac.uk/iet www.eu4all-project.eu

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