In this session, you will learn about online tools to meet learner needs, and you will practice using technology tools to diversify instruction and assessment in a way that is accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities. Use of Technology in Online Learning is part two of a three-part series called Meeting the Universal Needs of Students Online. While we recommend that you participate in all three sessions to take advantage of this opportunity for deepening your learning, participation in all three is not required. See links to sessions 1 and 3 below.
- Advisors and instructors in the role of supporting students with disabilities
- Program directors seeking information to guide program design and staffing that complies with the ADA
- Designated ADA Coordinators
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
This session will focus on meeting student needs with online technology. In this session, you will learn about technology access and competency for students, and how to ensure that all students are able to access content and learn within the parameters of the technology available to them. Additionally, you will examine existing online platforms and features of these platforms that can be used to maximize universal access and responsiveness to student learning needs.
This is the second in a series of three on meeting the needs of students with disabilities in adult education, with a focus on online learning. This series is presented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston. While we recommend that you participate in all three webinars to take advantage of this opportunity for deepening your learning, participation in all three is not required.
You can register for the other two webinars in this series below:
- Session # 1: Online Learning: Addressing the Needs of All Students March 9, 2021 – 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
- Assess and respond to student technology needs for full participation in online learning, and ensure online platforms are as accessible as possible.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to: