There have been significant advances in research in dyslexia over the last twenty years. This has aided explanations of dyslexia and supported policy and practice. The impact has been considerable, but yet there is still no clear explanation that is universally accepted of what exactly constitutes dyslexia. Identification is still riddled with controversies despite the emergence of a number of new tests to identify dyslexia, or sub-components of dyslexia. Indeed, there is still an ongoing debate on the value of dyslexia as an identifiable syndrome.
Drawing on her extensive experience developing and participating in open educational resources and online learning platforms, Lorena Barba shares why the fixation on snazzy and expensive video prod...
SCORE Fellowship Case Study ‘OER-related accessibility issues and their relevance to practices of repurposing/re-use’ Anna Gruszczynska, Sheffield Hallam University Aims of the project This SCORE Fellowship project aimed to explore issues of accessibility relevant to the development of open educational resources (OER) with a particular focus on visual resources.
The Wikieducator OER Handbook for educators suggests the benefits of OER are: OER provide freedom of access for both yourself and others. Because you can freely adapt them, OER encourage pedagogical innovation. Because OER are available free of charge, using them can lower costs to students and organizations. You and your organization may benefit from potential publicity. When you share OER, you are contributing to the global education community. When you share OER, you open a new method of collaborating with your students and colleagues. Your OER may be helpful to future educators.
Adapting online learning resources for all: planning for professionalism in accessibility
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