Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. What does accessibility mean?

Wordpress, and Blackboard, and Wix. Oh My! Which School Website Platform Should You Choose?

The Innovative Educator

All public schools must have accessible websites. The platforms listed below are ones who demonstrated their commitment to school website accessibility by participating in the Website Accessibility Summit on November 5th in New York City.

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Wordpress, and Blackboard, and Wix. Oh My! Which School Website Platform Should You Choose?

techlearning

Are you using a platform that supports digital accessibility

Blackboard launches New Learning Experience platform

eSchool News

Blackboard’s offering combines multiple products, integrations, and professional services that can be deployed individually or as a comprehensive solution. We are proud to unveil the K-12 New Learning Experience Platform,” said Stephanie Weeks, Vice President of K-12 Strategy for Blackboard.

No classrooms. No teachers. No blackboards. No exams.

Daily Edventures

No blackboards. Accessibility Change Management and Culture of Innovation Information Physical Learning Environments Student Voice Virtual Learning Environments Colombia Education Innovative learning Pedagogy Student Student-focused Technology

How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Can proactive instructional design eliminate barriers to access for learners? Will artificial intelligence play a role in improving accessibility? On Tuesday, May 8 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? We talked about the differences between accessibility and usability, legal considerations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the concept of UDL (universal design for learning).

What can we do to help students be more successful in online courses?

IT Bill

E-Learning / Distance Learning Educational Techology - EdTech Student Success and Completion accessibility Blackboard Community College feedback learning technologies quality assurance quality matters student success We surveyed our online students this spring and received a strong response to the open-ended question, “What could [the college] do to help you be more successful in online course(s)?“

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This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] THE ACCESSIBLE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Tue 14 Jun 12:00PM New York / Tue 14 Jun 04:00PM GMT / Wed 15 Jun 02:00AM Sydney Gailene Nelson.

Week of July 25, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). COOL-ABORATE CONVERSATIONS: BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Mon 8 Aug 01:00PM New York / Mon 8 Aug 05:00PM GMT / Tue 9 Aug 03:00AM Sydney Lorrie Moffat. Join us as we talk about features in the Blackboard Collaborate online classroom.

Week of July 30, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). We will meet for an hour from 11am - 12 noon Sydney time in the Australia e-Series Blackboard Collaborate room at: [link] We are using the latest version of Blackboard Collaborate so please plan to enter the room at least 20 minutes early just in case you have any difficulties.

Week of May 15, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The 21st Century learner had been bombarded with new technology, access to wide ranging global communication, and a plethora of information.

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

At the end of class, Moreta foreshadowed the next week’s conversation, writing “ADN” on the blackboard – the Spanish abbreviation for DNA. Higher Ed News Higher education access International Politics Race

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Technology Is Helping Prison Education Programs Scale. What’s the Catch?

Edsurge

Colleges and universities with prison education programs are increasingly using technology to deliver instruction to incarcerated individuals, even with strict limitations on internet access in correctional facilities.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. Extra money has allowed these wealthier districts to invest heavily in Chromebooks and iPads, state-of-the-art robotics programs, computerized blackboards, and high-end 3-D printers.

4 Ways to Apply Interactive Whiteboards to the SAMR Model

ViewSonic Education

By applying Modification, the teacher can incorporate many new and different functions into their lesson plans such as embedded video and voice, click to reveal additional materials, and instant internet access from links in the e-books.

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

Neo LMS

But, with all the resources and e-learning course can have, it's still better to have access to a search engine for extra information. My first school years meant a lot of white chalk on a really black blackboard. besides the mess created by the chalk, in some classes, I very much wished to be able to save all the written information on the blackboard — exactly as it was — and refer to it later, whenever necessary.

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

Incorporating edtech in the classroom may be challenging for many teachers, with the main barriers against a smooth adoption including costs, access, understanding its benefits or having the time to implement it.

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

Edsurge

Specifically, he tried to get into some of the learning and student management systems built by Blackboard and Follett, which are two of the most widely used edtech systems in the country. Blackboard didn’t respond either, which also frustrated him.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Implementing a cloud storage platform at a school is a great way to gather all this knowledge into one unified place that can be accessed by students. Many renowned names in the game, such as Blackboard and Google, are now offering their own cloud-based virtual classroom suites.

5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms

Neo LMS

But, with all the resources and e-learning course can have, it’s still better to have access to a search engine for extra information. My first school years meant a lot of white chalk on a really black blackboard.

New research answers whether technology is good or bad for learning

The Christensen Institute

As Harvard’s David Dockterman recounts , the blackboard was reportedly invented in the early 19 th century. Having observed the success of the blackboard in college, schoolhouses began installing the technology, but the teaching and learning changed minimally. The blackboards were largely unused because teachers had difficulty figuring out how to use them. For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

The engaging video summaries of textbook material provide access to more than a thousand full-length college courses. They can be uploaded to Google Classroom, Schoology, Blackboard, and a selection of other LMSs.

9 Crucial classroom accessories every teacher should have

Neo LMS

That is why the quality of blackboard is essential, as well as their modernity. Students’ grade should be a secret and they should be able to access them easily. The modern classroom is more challenging than ever, for both students and teachers.

On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for NovoEd’s New CEO, Ed Miller

Edsurge

In our latest “New Gig Hotseat,” the Blackboard alum opens up about about education access, kegerators and what it means to put the “Ed” in NovoEd. Xythos was used for collaboration and allowed students and faculty the ability to access files even before Dropbox and Google Drive. It was also licensed as the core of Blackboard’s content management system. After our acquisition by Blackboard, I continued to be involved in a variety of educational technologies.

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

By embracing cloud solutions, such as those offered by Microsoft , Amazon and Google , school leaders can rethink computer labs to offer greater flexibility and increase access to instructional technology — and enjoy some cost savings.

Why History Matters

Hack Education

Why blackboards? When blackboards? What kinds of pedagogical practices led to the adoption of blackboards? But I will talk briefly about the history of the blackboard, and I’ll talk about it for a couple of reasons. …Which brings us back to the blackboard. Geometry is, of course, also a subject well suited for work on a blackboard: you’re representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions.

Videos: Why, How, Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

R (Redefinition): Redefine your lesson plan by allowing students to access videos that explore their particular interest in a topic; encourage students to engage in higher-order thinking by creating a video that shares their thinking on the lesson’s essential question.

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Engage parents with a custom-branded district mobile app

District Administration

With Blackboard ParentLink, get and keep the attention of your interactive parents with 24/7, customized access to the information that matters most about their district, school, and student. Right on the devices they’re already using. Date of broadcast: Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:55 am EST. Login or Register to watch! Technology Infrastructure mobile

The journey to student-centered learning

Neo LMS

So the real problem is not the availability of or the access to technology (although challenges exist on that front as well), but the use of technology in education at its full potential. This post was originally published on October 31, on Education Technology. All aboard!”

Inside One District’s Virtual Snow Days

Digital Promise

That way, if students don’t have access to a computer or the Internet at home, or their power is knocked out by a storm, they can still get their work done. “I either send them personal Facebook messages, post and tag them in Facebook status updates, email them directly from the Blackboard course, and/or submit announcements via Blackboard for the entire course,” says Jessica Brewer, a math teacher at Owsley County High School.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. Designed by Freepik.

Can’t Make It to ASU+GSV Summit? Stay Connected With EdSurge’s Live Thought Leader Interviews

Edsurge

Register here for free access to the interviews and get the latest updates and schedule. . Next month we’re heading to the ASU+GSV Summit in Salt Lake City, and we want to take you with us (virtually). The annual ASU+GSV Summit brings together educators, entrepreneurs, HR leaders, and college and school district leaders to discuss the future of learning and "talent innovation."

Marketplace trend update: 4 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Unplag, an online plagiarism checker designed to spot similarities and teach students how to write originally, is now available for all educational institutions using Blackboard’s leading learning management system, Blackboard Learn.