As instructional staff, when we choose resources for our classes, we need to be able to make a judgement about the relative accessibility of a resource. This guide is intended to provide a place to start thinking about these issues — if you have questions, please contact the Instructional Design and Access team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The word of the day this year at WCET was Iterate. It was a core idea in the opening Keynote. It seemed like every presenter I saw picked it up and used it in their presentations. Eventually I expected Pee Wee Herman to run around in circles waving his hands every time someone said “Iterate.”
What IDT would like to do is give you some important things to consider as you make your decision about whether to stick with a text you have been using or switch to a new one. We are big fans of Open Educational Resources (OERs), for one thing, but whether you’re considering an open resource or a traditional publisher textbook, it will be come more and more important to ensure that the text you choose is available in an accessible format for students with disabilities.
The LMS Review Committee met for the second time on May 12 (yesterday, as I write this post) and continued to develop our plan for the review of the Learning Management Systems we will review.
This is the presentation that was given at the LMS Review Kickoff meeting to lay out the basic situation we see in the LMS marketplace today.
I come to you, brothers and sisters, a man who has been saved. I had been lured astray by glitzy interfaces and clever marketing. I sinned, brothers and sisters. I have been a sinner.
In his novel Pattern Recognition, William Gibson writes about a market research analyst with a special gift — she has a special sensitivity to data that allows her to see patterns where others just see randomness and noise. I have been thinking about that book a lot this week — and not just because it’s
An MFA in writing changes you. Not the way war changes you, maybe. Or childbirth. Or even winning the lottery. But it works changes into your psyche. For me, it’s often about metaphors. I think in them. I talk in them. I mix them like a deranged fusion chef mixes cuisines. You know, Pad Thai
I’m in the throes of preparing a Science Fiction literature class I’ll be teaching in the fall. As usual, I’m struggling with typical regrets (Why the heck did I say I would do this? Who has time for this? Do I really have to reread Dune to prepare this class?) But, like most of you,