Presented at 9:15am in WB I on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.#11342
- Sheryl Burgstahler, Director, Accessible Technology Services, University of Washington
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
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.
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.
- What are the content and format of each course
- What are the strategies used in Universal Design and Accessibility in Online Education
- How the content was selected and presented in order to reach a diverse audience
Accessible Course Design, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized
Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler founded and directs Accessible Technology Services, which includes the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center and the IT Accessibility Team within UW-IT at the University of Washington (UW). These units promote (1) 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 through the application of a Universal Design (UD) Framework. ITAT 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 developed and continues to teach a graduate course in applications of universal design in higher education at City University of New York.