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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - George Brown Faculty
Ensure that everyone can access, use, and benefit from your Microsoft Office documents by implementing these accessibility best practices from David Rivers. This course first explains what accessibility is, why it's important, and what makes a file difficult to access. Then David provides some document standards, guidelines, and tips before launching into specifics in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. See how to use the Accessibility Checker to locate accessibility issues quickly in each application, and find out how to make elements such as text, images, tables, and objects accessible to all. The course also covers using text-to-speech functionality, adding alt text to describe graphics and images, and manipulating object order for screen readers.
Put the "tech" into your teaching. Learn how to use technology to enhance course design, lesson planning, presentations, in-class activities, assessments, and student achievement and engagement. Author Kevin Kelly explains how learning outcomes can be adapted to support technology in the classroom, and guides educators through selecting the appropriate technology for their activity, module, or class.
Jessie Woolley-Wilson is an eLearning leader who has served as President of LeapFrog SchoolHouse, Blackboard, and now as Chair, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning, creator of the Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform that teaches students at any level of understanding how to become better junior mathematicians.
Tim Brown says the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects -- even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory "design thinking.“