Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators(Fall 2015)

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2015)

Many eLearning educators are eager to learn how to make their courses more available to students who struggle with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, created and sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of improving accessibility in online learning.

Registration is open from September 23rd until November 13th, 2015.

  • Video Lectures
  • Interaction Opportunities
  • Discussion Forums
  • Intended for Educators
  • October 19th, 2015 to November 22nd, 2015

    (5 weeks),

  • Cost per student: FREE
  • Instructor: Karen Sorensen
  • Guest Instructor: Barry Dahl
Karen Sorensen, Instructor

Karen Sorensen

Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses

Portland Community College

Course Description

Portland Community College (PCC) leads by example in higher education with its focus on web accessibility training for online educators. D2L is a leader in the education technology industry for its focus on web accessibility issues as they relate to technology-driven learning environments. The two organizations are working together to offer this practical, hands-on MOOC to help educators become more versed in the issues of web accessibility in online education.

Specifically, the following goals are to be achieved by course participants:

  1. 1. Build a personal knowledge base in web accessibility for online education
  2. 2. Create accessible photo images, diagrams, and charts for online courses
  3. 3. Create accessible audio and video components for online courses
  4. 4. Create accessible HTML content pages for online courses
  5. 5. Create accessible course content in other formats

Successful participants will have the option of receiving an electronic not-for-credit completion certificate from D2L at the end of the course. As this MOOC is intended to be an activity-based learning opportunity, participants will have successfully demonstrated knowledge about the major topics prior to being awarded a certificate.

Barry Dahl of D2L and Karen Sorensen of PCC will co-facilitate this course.