Can user recommendations be useful for improving MOOCs accessibility? A project for inclusive design and profitable feedback

Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga (2016). Can user recommendations be useful for improving MOOCs accessibility? A project for inclusive design and profitable feedback. In: Open Education Global Conference 2016, 11-13 Apr 2016, Krakow, Poland.

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Abstract

At present there are no applications which include accessibility revisions for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), neither in the context of MOOCs provider institutions nor from the point of view of any Open Educational Resource (OER) initiative. In this paper an approximation to this problem is presented, in the form of a specific web portal which will offer the possibility for any user to freely judge the accessibility of a certain course and advice about the missing means of meeting user needs or required adaptations. This kind of user feedback can be of great value for the future development of MOOC platforms, courses and the educational resources. The development of this web tool will gather valuable information directly from the users themselves to improve the educational quality and accessibility of these learning environments.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 46065
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Go-Gn NetworkGrant #2015-2256The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Open World LearningDS-2014-077The Leverhulme Trust
  • Keywords
  • Accessibility evaluation; MOOCs recommendation; YourMOOC4ALL
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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