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ITC Webinar: Approaching Accessibility in Online Courses

ITC Webinar: Approaching Accessibility in Online Classes

Join us for this special webinar!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm MST
AS175, Center for Teaching & Learning Lab Room; AS Building – Southern & Dobson Campus
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Loraine Schmitt, Director of Distance Education
Karen Sorensen, Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses, Portland Community College

Session Description:

Are your online courses accessible? Hear about Portland Community College’s strategy and the lessons staff learned when they addressed accessibility with more than 400 instructors who teach approximately 2,400 sections of online classes within a complex four-campus college. The presenters will share the process they used to roll out their initiative, accessibility guidelines, and their phased approach for reaching the college’s goal of ensuring all online classes are accessible.
Specific strategies include: creating an awareness campaign, developing and implementing faculty training, including accessibility in the new course review process, analyzing the resources needed to retrofit existing online courses for accessibility, and instituting discipline-specific collaboration among online faculty. The presenters will share online resources and review tools.

Sponsored by: 

Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction

Hosted by: 

Mesa Community College Center for Teaching & Learning

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This event will be archived and made available for a limited time after the presentation.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact the MCC Center for Teaching & Learning
Email: ctl@mesacc.edu
Telephone: (480) 461-7331

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Web-Based Teaching & Learning at MCC Begins Jan 20

Take CIS 236 & 237 at Mesa Community College

The CIS 236 and CIS 237 series is designed to help you get started in teaching & learning in the hybrid and online formats. First, experience the ‘student’ perspective and discover new digital teaching tools in CIS 236 and then explore course design and content creation in CIS 237. Instructors will complete the series with practical tips, researched pedagogy and a duplicative structure for building and facilitating an online or hybrid format class.

Advantages of the Open Entry / Open Exit Format

Mesa Community College is offering CIS236 and CIS237 in the Open Exit/Open Exit format for the Spring 2014.

Flexible Learning!
  • Pick your own start date
  • Set your own pace over an 8 week period
  • No hard deadlines.

Enroll Today

Enrollment through My.Maricopa.edu.

  1. Complete your Student Information Form
  2. Register for Class
  3. Pay for class, Learn About MCCCD Tuition Waivers: http://www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/resources/tw.php

If you have difficulties registering or have questions about these courses, contact the instructor(s) listed below:

CIS 236:  Web Based Teaching & Learning I (2 credits), Section #41725

Experience using a web-based learning environment from an online student’s perspective.  Use communication tools, submit assignments, use evaluation tools, and navigate an online-learning environment.  Introduction to the basics of online pedagogy and lots of hands-on experience with a web-based learning environment and digital teaching tools!  Prerequisites:  CIS133CA or CIS 133DA, or permission of instructor. Contact instructor for override code.

  • Offered fully online during Spring 2014 (Open Entry/Open Exit) – Choose a start date between January 20 and March 7. Students will have 8 weeks to finish the course from the start date.
CIS 237:  Web Based Teaching & Learning II (3 credits), Section #41726

Discuss theories, methods, and best practices for designing, developing, and delivering an online course including Classroom Assessment Techniques, Flipped Classroom, Quality Matters and more.  Create an online or hybrid course module using a web-based learning environment.  Prerequisites: CIS 236, or permission of instructor. Contact instructor for concurrent enrollment code (allowing students to take CIS236 and CIS237 simultaneously).

  • Offered fully online during Spring 2014 (Open Entry/Open Exit) – Choose a start date between January 20 and March 7. Students will have 8 weeks to finish the course from the start date.