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Accessibility on the Horizon: The NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition

Proposal No: 2970

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Speaker(s)

  • Melissa Green, Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian, University of Alabama

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

This session will examine, through the lens of accessibility, the key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology presented in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition. **Could be a 1-hr or 2-hr session**

Abstract

The New Media Consortium’s renowned Horizon Report series “charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry" (NMC,"NMC Horizon Project"). Informed by the collaborative research efforts of the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and an international panel of experts, the NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition presents technology trends, challenges, and developments likely to impact colleges and universities over the next one to five years. This session will examine, through the lens of accessibility, the key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology presented in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition. The report's findings will be presented, and attendees will discuss how colleges and universities can anticipate and react to the trends, challenges, and technologies most likely to impact accessibility for students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Keypoints

  1. Trends, challenges, and technological developments outlined in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education
  2. Implications for accessibility
  3. Resources for further reading and discussion

Speaker Bio(s)

Melissa Green

Melissa Green is the Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian for The University of Alabama Libraries. A librarian, teacher, and technology enthusiast, Melissa provides instructional support for the use of the Libraries’ academic software packages. Melissa holds a B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, where she also studied education and earned teacher certification in English 7-12. She earned her Master of Library and Information Studies degree at The University of Alabama. Prior to returning to her home state to attend graduate school, Melissa served as Program Coordinator for Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, a program of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She has also worked as a Braille and talking book librarian and in instructional technology. Melissa's professional interests include accessibility and teaching with and about technology.

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