Cooper, M. and Heath, A.
(2009). Access For all to eLearning.
In: Méndez-Vilas, A.; Solano Martín, A.; Mesa González, J. A. and Mesa González, J. eds.
Research Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education, Volume 2.
FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain, pp. 1139–1143.
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The paper describes the authors' work (in collaboration with others) to establish a new technological paradigm for delivering access to e-Learning to all persons, including disabled students. The new paradigm complements a content-oriented approach to accessibility but shifts the balance and responsibility for determining access needs of an individual from the producer, supplier or author of e-Learning system and content towards the individual and the individual's supporting technological and human agents. Thus, instead of a producer or supplier effectively saying with technology "I know what you need" a learner will say "this is what I need".
Firstly the topic is introduced and set in context. Then an overview is given of the roles of the pertinent metadata specifications: personal needs and preference profiles (PNP) ; and digital resource descriptions (DRD) (using the ISO terminology). An account is given of the work to develop and standardise these. A key implementation of Content Personalisation (CP), based on these metadata standards is taking place in the EU4ALL project. The project is introduced; its approach to CP outlined and implementation challenges are described. Concluding comments are made highlighting key points from the paper and noting the state-of-the-art.
|Project Funding Details:
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|Not Set||Not Set||The support by the European Commission for the EU4ALL project is gratefully acknowledged (Project No. 034778).|
||accessibility; e-Learning; standards; MLE; LMS; VLE; adaptation; disabled people
||Institute of Educational Technology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:
||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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