Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, provides a framework for instructors—whether its higher education, K-12 or even corporate learning—that removes potential learning barriers for all learners, including those who experience learning differences and those with learning disabilities. In comparison to individualized accommodations, UDL anticipates what works best for a variety of students and intentionally integrates that throughout the course, reaching a larger portion of students. With UDL, authentic learning takes place, permitting learners to uniquely engage with educational content with multiple opportunities to respond and express their evidence of learning. Read on to learn more.
In this guest post by ReadSpeaker, you'll learn the meaning of standard text to speech (TTS) and about some of the populations who benefit from TTS. You'll learn a few ways businesses can leverage voice technology to achieve mission-critical goals. You'll also learn the history of this continually developing field.
Accessibility goes beyond ensuring that our buildings, roads and walkways are safe and usable for as many people regardless of ability. It also extends to our digital spaces – websites, online courses, social media, apps, etc. – to ensure that information and activities are sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. Just like a website, documents are also required to meet accessibility standards.
CourseArc’s curated features are devised by real content creators and are routinely expanded upon through collaboration and feedback from clients and experts in the field. We asked our Professional Services team (who are also avid users of the CourseArc platform, themselves) to narrow down some of their favorites and this is what we got!
CourseArc’s founding story centers on creating better lifelong learning opportunities for all and removing barriers so everyone can learn. We saw firsthand the limitations that many products on the market had—especially when it came to accessibility—and worked to build a course authoring tool that would address that. That drive to create accessible online course content has remained at the forefront of everything we do.
Digital content and online learning are far from new, but as we have learned - especially in light of the past year - quality online learning experiences are in high demand. There is a lot of confusion, though, on the differences between an LMS and CAMS. Does your organization need both? When is the right time to integrate a CAMS with my LMS? We dive into these important questions and distinctions.
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.