Using Accessible Web 2. 0 Tools To Create Multimedia Assessments/Assignments

Concurrent Session 5
HBCU

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Web 2. 0 technologies allow faculty members to help focus the attention of students and reach different kinds of learners on different levels. Not all Web 2. 0 tools are accessible to people with disabilities. This session will explore accessible Web 2. 0 tools that drive inquiry, and differentiate instruction.

Extended Abstract

Session Learning Objectives
 

  1. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify at least 6 web 2. 0 tools that they can use to reach different learners in engaging ways.
  2. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify what a Voluntary Product Template is and how they can use it to assess the accessibility of Web 2. 0 tools.

Upon completion, participants will be able to identify how the Web 2. 0 tools shared can be used to reach different learners for a variety of subject areas

We now have a whole new set of learners that view and interact with the world differently. Web 2. 0 technologies have allowed faculty to reach students in a whole new way. When these tools are used effectively, they can help focus the attention of students and help faculty reach different kinds of learners on different levels. Not all Web 2. 0 tools , however, are accessible to people with disabilities.

If you are using Web 2. 0 tools to engage your students, you need to look at how accessible those tools are. This presentation will discuss and illustrate Web 2. 0 tools that allow for collaboration/innovation and have strong grades for accessibility. Details about each tool will be provided as well as report card grades for how the tools rate in terms of accessibility.

This will be an interactive presentation where participants will get hands on experience with the various tools shared. Al participants will have access to the presentation at the same time and will be able to provide real time data/feedback. All participants will also have printable resources that they can refer to after the presentation. The presentation will also be made available in a digital format.