7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance

Neo LMS

7 digital portfolio guidelines. We have prepared seven guidelines that show how easy it is to implement digital portfolios in the classroom. How will they access it after graduation?

3 Easy Web Accessibility Guidelines

The Innovative Educator

If you want others to read that work, then you need to make it accessible. If you want to know three easy guidelines to always keep in mind, a colleague of mine, shared the following with me and I'm sharing with the innovative educators who read this blog.

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.

Whether synchronous online course activities meet accessibility guidelines may depend on how you use them.

IT Bill

Web-conferencing can be used to prepare students for upcoming assignments, review recent material, offer virtual office hours, and more… but what about accessibility? Our campus recently adopted a policy that essentially requires all online instruction meet accessibility guidelines.

Some Quick Guidelines for Better Typography

ProfHacker

Evan Snider and George have written on ways that designing with accessibility in mind can make a document more readable, which is certainly true. Calvez mixes text, pictures, and gifs to illustrate, not exactly rules, but certainly guidelines for using type to communicate more effectively.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. The data also makes it evident that low-income households – especially our black and Hispanic families – make up a disproportionate percentage of the 5 million families without access. For more on how your district can support students’ at home access, visit FCC.gov.

Accessibility for Web Writers

ProfHacker

For a number of years now, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have been seen by many as the international gold standard for making online resources as accessible as possible. then you’ll want to read Dey Alexander’s “ Accessibility for Web Writers.”

Checklist for Accessible Teaching & Presenting

The Innovative Educator

If we really want to ensure we are including everyone in have access to what we are presenting, technology can take us even further. Here are some ideas based on recommendations from WC3 Website Accessibility Initiative to you get started.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures

ProfHacker

Following colorblind accessible guidelines when creating graphs and charts for publication or display ensures that everyone in your audience can read your figures, something that should be of concern for all teachers and researchers.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’

Edsurge

Among its main social-impact missions is to ensure that educational texts—print or digital—are accessible to every learner, regardless of impairment or disability. If we can push that accessibility work upstream to the publisher, all of a sudden that book is born accessible,” says Turner.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

Make The Best of YouTube in Your Teaching Using These Guidelines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 12, 2017 YouTube is absolutely one of the best video hosting platforms teachers and students can draw on to access, curate and share educational video content. It also provides a powerful video.read more. Repost

DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images

ProfHacker

Here at ProfHacker we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility of digital resources for all people , including people with disabilities. — then you’ll want to consult these “ Image Description Guidelines.”

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. ” You can consult their collaboratively written Editorial Guidelines and submit your work (or work that you know of) to the website.

How to Make Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

Gaggle Speaks

Schools must maintain websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities to ensure compliance with two main regulations: Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. AA standards as the as the guidelines for school websites.

Learn About Digital Accessibility This Summer

ProfHacker

Interested in digital accessibility? Via Anne Janhunen comes word that Microsoft is offering a "Web Accessibility Fundamentals" course on edX. We’ll discuss the legal landscape behind accessibility, as well as the importance of making your web pages readable by all users.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

The Hechinger Report

Under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act ,public and private universities must ensure that any content made available is accessible, unless meeting accessibility guidelines would result in a fundamental alteration or undue administrative and financial burdens.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

Edsurge

But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I Rules and regulations have evolved over the years to try to prevent the kind of experience Kwong had, and to require that all students have equal access to learning materials. It’s often up to faculty themselves to ensure all students can access their learning materials.

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Creating Accessible School Websites

The Innovative Educator

This includes making all public-facing content accessible to them. It requires that the City of New York make its websites accessible to the disability community.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones. One way to solve the access issue is to allow students to use smartphones in class.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Plus, the students who struggled with attention didn't miss out on any information since they could access the content through the voice-over, the visuals in the video, and the text in the captions. It's also crucial that when you introduce a new digital learning tool into your classroom, you make sure it will be accessible to your students. Users should be able to access the content in multiple ways and without distraction. Apple Accessibility Features.

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From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education

Edsurge

The college library, catalog, financial aid, admissions, registration, and of course, the school’s website, all have important digital services and are all easily accessible on the net. Under previous FCC action, internet-service providers (ISP) were prohibited from blocking, slowing-down or speeding-up access to web content and services. Under the new FCC guidelines, these historic protections will now be crippled.

Giving Students Wireless Access to Use Personal Computing Devices

The 21st Century Principal

Earlier this fall, I posted 5 Considerations for Allowing Students to Use Personal Computing Devices on School Wireless Networks , which was a quick summary of considerations for administrators contemplating providing students with Wifi access in their buildings. Recently, I’ve received some comments and emails from various school systems who want to know more about how we are providing that access.

Taking Better Care of Our Devices

More Verbs

Protection Plan for Students (Make sure it meets MLTI guidelines). Learning-Centered Access Policies & ProceduresLaptops and tablets can be a terrific asset in the classroom. But repairs and maintenance can be expensive.

One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

Half of high school seniors last year didn’t complete the FAFSA form, according to the National College Access Network, which estimates that they’re collectively forgoing $24 billion a year in financial help. Sexual assault reporting guidelines, Marywood University.

4 Smart Rules to Guide Administrators in Selecting iPad Apps

The 21st Century Principal

Accessibility : Can I access the data or contents or even the app using multiple devices? I need to be able to access it through the web, on my smartphone, as well as my iPad. Guidelines iPad iPad apps technology leadership

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Facts about race and college admission

The Hechinger Report

The Justice and Education departments jointly announced this week that they had rescinded guidelines encouraging colleges to racially diversify their campuses. The Trump administration has reversed Obama-era policies encouraging universities to consider race as a factor in admission.

Improving outcomes with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

IT Bill

Over the past few years colleges have faced an increasing number of complaints from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) requiring their web content be made accessible to people with disabilities. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)

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The community college “segregation machine”

The Hechinger Report

A working group met in November to come up with guidelines for how California’s community colleges must revamp their approach to remedial education. Higher Ed News achievement gap community college Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education completion Race Testing

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

From our recent whitepaper Video-Assisted Learning Insights: The Struggle for Teachers to Access Video Content , we have found that an incredible 96% of teachers surveyed are using videos in their classrooms.

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After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

President Donald Trump issued new guidelines this month that, if followed, would only make the situation more acute: he is aiming to reverse Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race in admissions.

Amazon Inspire’s relaunch

NeverEndingSearch

Amazon retreated into a private beta only available to those with a special access code. (I The FAQs page explains site policies, including content and copyright guidelines and notes: We take violations of laws and proprietary rights very seriously.

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

A new 2017 survey of technology use at home shows the gap in computer access is rapidly closing. Even high-speed internet access is becoming more commonplace. How do you also improve quality of usage now that everybody has access?

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students.

What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, at Berkeley, after receiving inquiries from 169 schools since 2013, the undocumented-student resource center in February launched the beta version of a website offering guidelines on what services similar offices should offer, and how.

Life-Long Kindergarten: Reviving play in the classroom and beyond

Neo LMS

An unusual and noteworthy stance that he went on to motivate at various edtech conferences, as well as in an accessible TED Talk. Dr Mitchell Resnick, MIT professor of learning research, heads up the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group.