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In-Folio Pilot Underway in Supported Learning Departments in Scottish FE Colleges | JISC TechDis Blog

In-Folio Pilot Underway in Supported Learning Departments in Scottish FE Colleges | JISC TechDis Blog | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

The accessible e-portfolio, In-Folio, is being trialled in a number of Scottish colleges and universities. Reactions so far, from staff and students, have been positive.

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iOS for the Blind – A Real Eye-Opener | http://www.hisoftware.co.uk

iOS for the Blind – A Real Eye-Opener | http://www.hisoftware.co.uk | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

'Having full accessibility to a mainstream device (and what devices!) is a rare and beautiful thing...' Inspiring and useful article by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet, the UK's leading technology and disability charity, about the accessibility features of iOS devices and apps.


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Accessibility | How Do We Get from Here to There?

Accessibility | How Do We Get from Here to There? | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Some tips on developing accessible online materials (which you might use in assessment)...As one of the last things I did in completing my sample course for my online teaching certification, I ran through an accessibility checklist....
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Supporting assessment for learning: training in inclusion from JISC Techdis

Supporting assessment for learning: training in inclusion from JISC Techdis | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it
Assessment for learning can be supported through embedding assessment within the curriculum. Given that a key consideration when developing the curriculum is to create a useable, accessible learning experience for all, inclusive practice should underpin the curriculum development. JISC Techdis has brought together a range of resources in one place to offer organisations the Accessible IT Practice Support Programme, which will help staff to think about how they can use technology in a more inclusive way and meet the needs of all learners.
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RSC Scotland - Newsfeed: Featured Article: Accessible e-Portfolio Pilot

RSC Scotland - Newsfeed: Featured Article: Accessible e-Portfolio Pilot | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

This article by my colleague Margaret McKay, the Advisor for Access and Inclusion at the JISC RSC Scotland introduces a new open source e-Portfolio tool that has been specifically created for students with learning disabilities/difficulties. Having seen a run-through of it, I like some of the features which include a picture password, a clean, easy to navigate interface and inbuilt 'Scottish' text to speech capacities.

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Open Badges and Assessment

Open Badges and Assessment | e-Assessment in Further and Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Open Badges and Assessment forum is exploring how Mozilla's upcoming Open Badges framework might be used in education. This article, which focuses on inclusive practice, provides some potential applications of using open badges for rewarding and recognising skills / competence that would be harder to assess through current assessment practices.

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Ofqual consultation: making exams more accessible at source

Ofqual (who regulate qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland) are inviting responses to a consultation on making exams / test items more accessible. While not specifically about e-Assessment, the accessibility and readability of all assessments is important whether they are delivered using technology or not.
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