Matt Dingo, Instructional Technologist II, Ohio University
Audra Hilterbran, , Ohio University
Disability Area: Topic Area:
Length of Session (in hours): 1-hr
Expertise Level: All Levels
Type of session: Not provided
Summary of Session
Using Ohio University's process as an example, this presentation details the training areas developed for instructional designers, the training OHIO offers to faculty, the tools developed to gain faculty buy-in, and how and where instructional designers in the have sought institutional resources for efforts beyond current staffing capacity.
Instructional designers work very closely with faculty to create and curate content in online courses. With an increasing emphasis on accessible content spurred by recent settlements between the Department of Justice and institutions of higher education, it is often difficult to determine the responsibilities of the instructor, the instructional designer, and the institution in creating accessible content. Using Ohio University's process as an example, this presentation will detail (a) the training areas developed for instructional designers, (b) the training OHIO offers to faculty, (c) the tools developed to gain faculty buy-in, and (d) how and where OHIO's Academic Technologies have sought institutional resources for efforts beyond current staffing capacity. This process is grounded in the language contained in recent accessibility settlements, laying the ground work for the academic and course delivery side of the institution to be compliant with current laws and interpretations.
How OHIO instructional designers have opened an institutional dialogue on accessible course design
How scaffolded tools and trainings can assist in gaining faculty buy-in
How instructional designers use peer-training to identify and raise departmental standards
Matt Dingo is an Instructional Technologist for the College of Fine arts at Ohio University who has developed processes for designing accessible online trainings for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention Technical Assistance Portal and Direct Support Professionals. At Ohio University, Matt is chair of the Web Advisory Group Sub-Committee on Web Accessibility. His Master’s project for the Learning Technology and Educational Leadership program at James Madison University focused on pedagogical applications of networked music performance tools—low-latency, peer-to-peer connections that allow synchronous communication between musicians over the internet. Matt enjoys playing fingerstyle guitar, mountain biking and cooking.