The Brightspace Teaching and Learning Community and Portland Community College’s Office of Distance Education are collaborating to bring you a free professional development opportunity. With registration opening today (September 29, 2014) on D2L Open Courses, the Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators, or #WAMOE, is designed to help e-Learning professionals meet the challenges of compliance with the web accessibility requirements as they pertain to electronic learning environments.
Truly accessible technology is one of D2L’s core beliefs and a responsibility across the entire company. This is evidenced by the receipt of the Gold Level Web Certification from the National Federation of the Blind, indicating that D2L is a recognized leader in building inclusive design into its products and services.
Portland Community College (PCC) is recognized as a national leader for their efforts to improve web accessibility for distance education. PCC provides outstanding resources to their online faculty and support staff to make web accessibility a top-of-mind consideration for all those involved in distance education. Karen Sorensen is an Online Development Facilitator at PCC and serves as the Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses. Karen is our Subject Matter Expert for this MOOC and will join Barry Dahl as the co-facilitators during the five-week course period.
The course begins on Monday, October 20, 2014. There are weekly modules that are designed to help you improve your web accessibility skills specifically for teaching online. Please join us!
Check out the video below for more information.