The OIRT Blog: Accessibility

Recently my colleague Mary Labrada and I presented a session on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at the RU Online Learing Conference. The goal of our presentation was to give the attendees guidance on how they could immediately incorporate UDL strategies in their courses. The easiest way to incorporate UDL best practices is at the […]

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For the last 14 years, the New Media Consortium has issued an annual Horizon Report, detailing six key trends, six significant challenges, and six technologies that it predicts will soon impact colleges and universities. Over the past few years we have witnessed the vast impact that technology has had in Higher Education which is why […]

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You asked and we delivered!  After last month’s webinar on “The Power of Lessons” I was asked if we could put together a few examples of how the tool could be used to display and organize content. Use our examples as inspiration to make AMAZING Lessons pages for your courses! We included some formats that […]

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Sometimes we get so bogged down in how a tool works that we forget to ask ourselves if we’re using it effectively. When we are new at using something, like Sakai, we’re more interested in learning HOW to use the tool rather than asking ourselves if we’re using it to its fullest potential.  The Lessons tool in […]

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Ken Worrall was once a construction worker who found himself paralyzed from the neck down after a terrible accident at work. Without the ability to move or use his hands as he had once done, such as play with his children, he fell into a deep depression. A rehabilitation nurse noticed this and suggested an outlet: […]

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