Location: Ballroom C+D+E
This is a roundtable in the Cyberlearning 2017 Roundtable session.
Emerging Accessibility Issues for New Technology Applications
While the basic accessibility standards are known and understood for web sites and online learning, new technology applications can present interesting accessibility challenges. There are no obvious solutions to some challenges. Let’s talk, and explore ideas.
Providing access to high quality collaborative learning environments
Online students rarely get access to social aspects of learning, i.e., collaborative projects and discussions, and we cannot simply place students into online groups and expect high quality collaborative processes to emerge because most people lack collaborative skills. So the question arises as to how we can provide opportunities for higher forms of cognitive engagement for online students, while also developing collaborative skills? In this roundtable discussion, I will demonstrate an online computer supported collaborative training environment called CREATE (Collaborative Regulation, Enhanced Analysis, and Thinking Environment), designed as a means to help students understand, monitor, and regulate collaborative discourse centered around course content. I will discuss the opportunities it presents to students, researchers, and instructors.
Project: Homepage, NSF Award #1319445 Fostering Ecologies of Online Learners through Technology Augmented Human Facilitation