Our members come from around the globe so online conferences and workshops are essential for good communication and working together.
Larry Hopperton’s webinar scheduled for this Friday. The presentation will be live and also recorded. The website will also have a PowerPoint file attendees may access. Participants will be able to call in, login, or listen to the pod cast. The topic of Larry’s conversation has to do with accessibility of online education, specifically for students with disabilities. Larry is facing the mandatory compliance for disability concerns from the Canadian government. This situation is a national concern in Canada for higher education, but it is also an ethical concern for all distance learning programs
Please join us at 4:00 pm Eastern on Friday, January 26, for a Webinar from the Faith-Based Online Learning Directors entitled “Accessibility Compliance in Distributed Learning: A Canadian Case Study,” delivered by Dr. Larry Hopperton of Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Canada.
This Webinar is playing for four venues simultaneously.
- The Faith-Based Online Learning Directors Webinar Series
- The Tyndale YouTube Channel
- The Holy Apostles College & Seminary Intercultural Competencies Workshop
- The Two Wings Seminar of Holy Apostles College & Seminary
Several ways to participate:
- To participate as a guest, call into the station at 515-604-9344 using access code 914121#.
- To join the meeting with video conferencing and/or screen sharing by clicking: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/smahfood
- To listen to the live presentation, simply click on http://streaming.radio.co/secf869c81/listen at show time.
- To send in questions while listening to the streaming audio, email email@example.com
- To listen to the podcast after the fact, go to http://www.wcatradio.com/twowings.html
Description: The issue of accessibility in online learning has been waiting for attention. Until recently, however, the urgency for action has been largely absent or deferred. Intentions were good, but few formal implementation deadlines demanded immediate action. The passage of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005 led to the 2008 b adoption of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The Ontario Government has set a time limit of 1 January 2021 for compliance with this standard. This presentation will consider the changing concept of disability and accessibility in online learning. It will then provide a case study of Tyndale University College Seminary in Ontario, Canada, as it prepares to implement accessibility requirements for the 2021 deadline.
Dr. Lawrence Hopperton is the Director of Distributed Learning at Tyndale University College and Seminary. He was formerly the Director of Research for the Canadian TeleLearning National Centre of Excellence and Senior Instructional Designer for the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Refugee and Immigrant Studies.
Larry will be available for Q/A following the presentation.