Posted on Jul 09, 2018

Confessions of a SMECWID 2: The Message in the Medium, or Thinking Outside the LMS

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In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be reminded that, in operational and practical fact, the medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and...

Posted on May 14, 2018

Ideas About Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

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Keyboard with icons people with limited mobility, hearing, and sight.

I. Introduction Universal Design for Learning (UDL) assures that online courses are accessible to everyone, including people who learn differently than others. Assuring that all students can take advantage of a course’s educational material is not only fair, it represents one of HotChalk’s core tenets: “Every mind matters.” 1....