Accessibility Strategies for Making MOOCs for People with Visual impairments: A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Perspective
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were designed to enhance access to education to all that desire it. The open access drive seeks to promote free and equitable access to basic, higher, formal and informal education. The main aim of MOOCs is to de-institutionalize education moving it from the formalized class to the open platform where there are no admission requirements. The second aim of MOOCs is to provide access to lifelong learning for those who want to learn for the sake of knowing and developing their competencies. The objective of this document analysis based paper is to analyze primary qualitative-research academic sources dealing with strategies to make MOOCs accessible to people with visual impairments. This paper uses Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles as a lens through which accessibility of MOOCs to people with visual impairments is examined. The document analysis involved a careful examination of research methodologies that had been used to gather data. Fifteen academic sources were sought through formidable search engines. Specified inclusion and exclusion criteria were used to select the articles that were analyzed to answer the research question: What accessibility strategies can be employed to make MOOCs accessible to people with visual impairments? Lastly, recommendations are made towards making MOOCs more accessible for people with visual impairments. // Paper ID 174
AuthorNgubane-Mokiwa, Sindile A
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Using an Online Technology Accessibility Strategy Towards a Leadership Programme for Professional Development at an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) University Seeletso, Mmabaledi (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)Using an online technology accessibility strategy towards a leadership programme for professional development at an open and distance learning university is aligned to the sustainable development goal of Ensuring Inclusive ...
Research Insights into How Instructors Design and Deliver MOOCs to Facilitate Participant Selfmonitoring Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)This mixed-methods study investigates the design and delivery of MOOCs to facilitate student selfmonitoring for self-directed learning (SDL). The data sources of this study include an online survey with 198 complete ...
Rajputh, Ravi; Rajabalee, Yousra B; Santally, Mohammad I (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)It is obvious that with new education technologie s, massive open and online courses (MOOCs), and the widespread availability of open educational resources , eLearning is occupying a significant share ...
A Minimalist, Reusable Design for an Online Portal to Manage a Catalog of Courses Offered by an Institution: A Case Study of COL Virtual Event Environment Portal Mula, Ravi; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2019-09)Online courses are increasingly becoming a way to deliver the content as they scale to a large number of users. Courses related to many subjects are being offered by universities as well as institutions. With the number ...
Disabilities & ICTs for learning: developing an accessible learning environment from a User Centred Design perspective Gill-Rodríguez, E P; Rebaque-Rivas, P; Sabaté-Jardí, L; Bourg-Arceo, L (2010-11)In today’s society, people with disabilities are increasingly socially integrated. However, this process still needs to be developed to achieve overall integration. In this sense, information and communication technologies ...