Auditing the accessibility of MOOCs: a four-component approach

Iniesto, Francisco; McAndrew, Patrick; Minocha, Shailey and Coughlan, Tim (2019). Auditing the accessibility of MOOCs: a four-component approach. In: EC-TEL 2019: Transforming Learning with Meaningful Technologies, Springer, 11722 pp. 650–654.




This paper reports the design of a four-component audit to evaluate the accessibility of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The MOOC accessibility audit was designed as part of a research programme at The Open University (UK) that aimed to assess the current state of accessibility of MOOC platforms and resources, to uncover accessibility barriers, and to derive recommendations on how the barriers could be addressed. The audit is composed of four evaluation components: technical accessibility, user experience (UX), quality and learning design. The audit consists of four processes supported by checklists corresponding to each of the four components implemented via a heuristic evaluation approach, an evaluation technique from Human-Computer Interaction literature

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