Raising awareness of the accessibility challenges in mathematics MOOCs

Ramírez-Vega, Alexa; Iniesto, Francisco and Rodrigo, Covadonga (2017). Raising awareness of the accessibility challenges in mathematics MOOCs. In: TEEM 2017 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality, ACM, New York, NY, USA, article no. 92.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3144826.3145435

URL: https://2017.teemconference.eu/


MOOCs provide learning environments that make it easier for learners to study from anywhere, at their own pace and with open access to content. This has revolutionised the field of eLearning, but accessibility continues to be a problem, even more so if we include the complexity of the STEM disciplines which have their own specific characteristics. This work presents an analysis of the accessibility of several MOOC platforms which provide courses in mathematics. We attempt to visualise the main web accessibility problems and challenges that disabled learners could face in taking these types of courses, both in general and specifically in the context of the subject of mathematics.

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