Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by OLC’s Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership. TheContinue reading “Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex”

How Designing For Disabled People Is Giving Google An Edge

Google’s Eve Andersson tells Co.Design how today’s accessibility problems could lead to improvements in robots, Google Maps, and even YouTube. … TEACHING AIS HOW TO NOTICE, NOT JUST SEE Like Microsoft, which recently announced a computer vision-based accessibility project called Seeing AI, Google’s interested in how to convey visual information to blind users through computerContinue reading “How Designing For Disabled People Is Giving Google An Edge”

How technology can help dyslexic learners help themselves | Jisc

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone how dyslexia can affect learning, and how learners can use technology to support their own independent study. What are the effects on learning? Dyslexia affects memory and processing speed in 5-10% of the population1. The impact on learning is very individual but most people with dyslexiaContinue reading “How technology can help dyslexic learners help themselves | Jisc”

Network learning – Social Media helps us learn

Some interesting thoughts in an article titled “Social Media’s Effect on Learning” over on a WSJ Blog. Some snippets: “Bilingual people aren’t cognitively smarter, but they are more cognitively flexible,” “Practice at constant switching improves an aspect of their cognitive abilities.” “This is much like what people do when they’re updating their Twitter status, instant-messagingContinue reading “Network learning – Social Media helps us learn”