Integrating UD into a certificate program in online teaching

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Scheduled at 9:15am in WB I on Wednesday November, 15.

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Speaker(s)

  • Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Programs where participants can earn a certificate in online course development are available at many institutions. However, many of them do not cover accessibility issues. In this session the presenter will share how Rutgers' program covers accessibility, compliance, and universal design topics.

Abstract

Rutger's program insures that anyone who earns an online learning certificate has expertise in the topic areas mentioned above.

Specifically, Rutgers offers a four course, non-credit Online Teaching Certificate program, available to Rutgers and non-Rutgers faculty, staff, and graduate students. These courses are designed to prepare participants for online teaching, or sharpen their skills of those who are already teaching online. Courses can be completed in any sequence. The Online Teaching Certificate is awarded for successful completion of four required courses:

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGNING AND TEACHING ONLINE COURSES
  • UNIVERSAL DESIGN AND ACCESSIBILITY IN ONLINE EDUCATION
  • ENGAGING STUDENTS IN ONLINE COURSES
  • ACADEMIC VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR TEACHERS I...

The presentation will allow for audience interaction and provide useful online resources. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences in teaching online.

Keypoints

  1. What are the content and format of each course
  2. What are the strategies used in Universal Design and Accessibility in Online Education
  3. How the content was selected and presented in order to reach a diverse audience

Disability Areas

Other

Topic Areas

Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Sheryl Burgstahler

Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler founded and directs the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the ATC (Access Technology Center) as part of her role as Director of Accessible Technology Services at the University of Washington (UW). These centers promote (1) the support the success of students with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers and (2) the development of facilities, IT, services, and learning activities that are welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities. The ATC focuses efforts at the UW; the DO-IT Center reaches national and international audiences with the support of federal, state, corporate, foundation, and private funds. Dr. Burgstahler is an affiliate professor in the UW College of Education. She currently teaches the Accessibility and Compliance in Online Education online course offered by Rutgers University.

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