With a noble mission to ensure foreign language education is accessible to everyone, the World of Learning (WOL) Institute has capitalized on existing technologies to provide face-to-face world language instruction in a virtual format. The organization has provided close to 10,000 hours of instruction to over 1,600 students worldwide. In May 2020, the WOL Institute began working with CourseArc to ensure their online courses are accessible to all learners and to increase student engagement.
COVID-19 has shed light on a number of issues within our country - with the obvious being major healthcare disparities among different socioeconomic and demographic groups. It has also shed light on disparities in education. We spoke with Christopher C. King, founder of We Are Marcus, an education technology company working to address inequities in education through mentorship.
Is your course content designed for the modern online student? Students in 2019 expect an education that is as tech-savvy as they are. These seven questions will help you determine if your online content is up-to-date and well-designed.
The most successful strategy for creating an equitable tech experience is the use of a platform that employs an accessible design in the earliest content development stages. CourseArc is dedicated to ensuring content is accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. CourseArc allows easy creation of WCAG 2.1 AA compliant content and assessments.
CourseArc's intuitive approach to course development makes creating engaging and interactive online courses simple, and accessibility is never an afterthought. The recently released WCAG 2.1 requirements spell out how to ensure content is accessible for all learners. We are pleased to share that after internal and third-party review, we are in full compliance with the new A and AA criteria.
Classrooms of all types, traditional and virtual, K-12, higher ed, and professional, use technology every day to prepare students through online learning. When used strategically and creatively, educational technology can provide meaningful opportunities for students. But instructors and administrators must make sure the digital learning is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities.
Use CourseArc to easily fill the gaps in your online curriculum while reducing your need for expensive, vendor-created content.
Audio lessons can help improve a learner's understanding and retention -- but only if they're done well. Here are some tips for maximizing the use of audio in your online courses.
It turns out there's a better question you can ask that will provide your students with an optimal experience.
Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student's successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it [...]