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From Syllabi to Textbooks- Institutional OER Accessibility

Series of no-cost intensives designed to build OER capacity

ISKME and CAST’s National AEM (Accessible Educational Materials) Center invite teams of faculty and staff to learn how to use accessible Open Educational Resources (OER) to make learning more equitable and bust the barriers to learning that millions of learners experience every day. 
Our Accessible OER Academy series is provided at no-cost to teams at Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) and will introduce cohorts to how openly licensed resources are key levers for both adapting existing resources to increase digital accessibility and designing resources that are accessible for learners with disabilities from the start. Participants will also gain an understanding of how accessibility relates to Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 
The series consists of six sessions -- three 90-minute webinars and three 90-minute implementation sessions as outlined below. All sessions will be from 2:00-3:30 pm ET.
  • Feb. 15 – 101  Collaborative Questioning and UDL
  • Feb. 22 – 101  Implementation Session
  • Feb. 29 – 201  Adapting and Creating Accessible OER
  • Mar. 7 - 201  Implementation Session
  • Mar. 14 - 301  Curating and Evaluating OER for Accessibility
  • Mar. 21 - 301  Implementation Session
For more information, please review the Information Flyer and the Application Form for the series. Teams should submit one application. 
Please contact Instructional Technology if you are interested in participating.

Questions may be directed to Joanna Schimizzi (joanna@iskme.org) and Alison Driscoll (adriscoll@cast.org).

Posted: December 20, 2023, 9:28 AM