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The MOOC for Accessiblity Partnership (MOOCAP)

| Proposal No: 1994

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  • Sebastian Kelle, Dr., HdM Stuttgart

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

Summary of Session

In this presentation we will present the MOOCA partnership and its goals: Building a network for joint distance education in Accessible Design for ICT. This will be done by establishing a series of joint Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), with introductory and advanced topics in Accessibility.


The purpose of the MOOCA Partnership project is to implement a sustainable strategic partnership between European universities that excel in both teaching accessible design in ICT and providing an inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities. We will explain the learning design and how it is used to implement a joint curriculum framework on accessible design in ICT, by means of massive open online courses (MOOCs) directed to the registered students of the partnering universities, as well as to professionals in the field in the form of vocational and educational training. One characteristic of this approach is that the course material will be made available in an accessible way itself. This way, the MOOCA course curriculum is becoming its own production example of the methods explained within. Using learning analytics methodologies, learning activities can be monitored. This way the course design can be continuously evaluated for effectiveness.


  1. What to include into a full curriculum for accessibility?
  2. How to make available accessible learning resources?
  3. How to evaluate MOOCS for accessibility using learning analytics.

Speaker Bio(s)

Sebastian Kelle

Sebastian Kelle is a researcher in the fields of Accessible Media and Learning Technologies. Since 2008, he has been involved in a multitude of international EU-funded research projects, in the disciplines of Technology-Enhanced-Learning and Human-Computer Interaction. He is currently based at Stuttgart's Media University where he works as coordinating manager of the "MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership" project (MOOCAP).


The MOOC for Accessibility Partnership - Position Paper