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The current state of accessibility of MOOCs: What are the next steps?

Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim (2016). The current state of accessibility of MOOCs: What are the next steps? In: Open Education Global Conference 2016, 12-14 Apr 2016, Krakow, Poland.

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Abstract

Accessibility focuses on supporting people with disabilities – such as those related to auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, and vision requirements. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are no longer a novelty and the technologies associated with them should cater to all users irrespective of their accessibility requirements. In this paper, we will discuss the current state of research related to accessibility of MOOCs. We will then outline a research plan towards developing recommendations for the effective design of accessible MOOCs. The plan includes stages such as developing an evaluation instrument, evaluation of existing MOOCs and conducting empirical research with design teams of MOOCs and learners (MOOC-users).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
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: MOOC; accessibility; accessibility evaluation; evaluation instrument
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 46070
Depositing User: Francisco Iniesto
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 12:46
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46070
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