Seven Steps toward IT Accessibility Compliance

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that since early 2016, more than 360 complaints have been filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) about the inaccessibility of information technology provided by colleges and universities.1 In recent years, more than 40 institutions have had to respond to lawsuits regarding IT accessibility on their campuses….

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Open Source and the NGDLE

In the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, humanity’s cyborg adversaries, the Cylons, have an often repeated line: “All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.” To participants in the conversations around a next generation digital learning environment (NGDLE) who have been around a while, the phrase might sound oddly appropriate. Almost since the learning…

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Research Project Explores Impact of Higher Ed Podcasts

A growing number of higher education faculty and students are actively listening to and learning from podcasts, according to a group of researchers behind the Higher Ed Podcast Project. The project is openly curating a list of audio and video podcasts, calling on the higher education community to add to their list (in Google Docs). Podcast titles include Higher…

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