Accessibility and assistive technology Learning and Teaching Reimagined

Keeping accessibility in mind

We’re mindful that the necessary increase in online learning delivery is happening in the context of new web accessibility regulations. These regulations mean it is a legal requirement for colleges and universities to ensure that new online content meets certain standards. These standards ensure disabled students can access important information and course materials on your […]

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How are you supporting your teaching staff?

Scott unpicks the data from a recent poll carried out at Jisc’s second online briefing planning for the Coronavirus. Top tips from the sector include areas such as upskilling staff, providing a consistent online experience for learners and remote working.

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Assistive Technology For All

Rohan Slaughter points to a range of useful assistive technology resources that are likely to be suitable for students with a range of support needs.

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Problems with home Wi-Fi?

Having problems with home WiFi? Plug in ethernet instead. If you’re new to working from home and find yourself in front of a laptop using Zoom, Teams or Google Hangouts, etc, to conference with colleagues and students you might find that the quality of the calls is somewhat intermittent. Internet service providers (ISPs) are closely […]

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Some points from our 2nd ‘Planning for coronavirus’ online briefing

Monday 23rd March saw the second online briefing on preparing for Coronavirus.  Based on feedback, comments and answers to the questions we asked in the first briefing, we have tailored the topics to try and answer the most common points. How does an organisation take steps to ensure that they are moving in the right […]

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Tales of a reluctant online educator

It’s easy for those of us who are more experienced at online delivery to forget how daunting it can be to do it for the first time. I’ve been delivering online courses now for 10 years, but I remember how I felt when I was first told that I had to deliver an established face-to-face […]

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A snapshot of our first planning for coronavirus online briefing

This Monday Jisc held the first of a series of online briefings to help members with the challenges ahead. A full recording of the first briefing is available on our website, but for convenience’s sake we have included short videos of two of the key themes below.

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Home studying – finding out what works best for you

There are no rights or wrongs to how to study at home. And the chances are that every person you ask would come up with a different set of answers. And that’s the point. It’s about finding out what works best for you – not what other people think or say you should be doing. […]

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School’s out! What this means for the #onlinepivot

With the schools closing over the whole UK from Monday 23rd March there are some impacts we should be planning for when moving teaching and learning online; managing bandwidth and thinking about the learners’ context.

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Online meeting survival guide

Because of Coronavirus, lots of us are experiencing online meetings for the first time. If you’ve never chaired or attended an online meeting before it can be a pretty weird experience. Done well, they’re a great way of getting people together from a wide area or at a moment’s notice and can make you much […]