The Key to a Quality Inclusive eLearning Environment
Concurrent Session 7
The key to building a quality, inclusive eLearning environment combines technology with accessible content and a strategic plan. Learn how this inclusive approach will benefit the entire learner community.
For a growing number of colleges and universities, developing an online learning program has become an important element in their strategic mix. Not only are learners asking for it - recent research shows that almost 3 million students are taking courses exclusively online – an online program is also a valuable way to offer an inclusive learning environment. An inclusive program provides all students, including those with significant disabilities, equitable opportunities to receive effectual educational services. Quality online programs take advantage of the many capabilities offered by technology and interactive tools to make coursework engaging and best present material to learners. Technology also offers tremendous capability to address the challenges facing learners with disabilities. This showcase session outlines best practices and tools to develop quality, accessible programs.