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Many learners struggle to engage with formal education. This can be for a range of reasons and there's no simple answer to any of them. This site is about reducing the barriers to engagement wherever possible. It will often focus on technology but that's only because technology has a lot to offer in many contexts. Other 'human based' approaches can be just as effective so they'll also get space when they cross the horizon.
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Is BETT good for UK education? Towards a more open alternative! #BETT2012 #C84C | Tech Czech

Is BETT good for UK education? Towards a more open alternative! #BETT2012 #C84C | Tech Czech | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Dominik Lukes reflects on the paucity of open educational resources and approaches at the international BETT exhibition in London. How can agencies, cooperatives and

funders get more value by supporting OSS/OER?

 

 

 

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Web accessibility myths 2011 – a call for accessibility advocates to be more business-minded

Web accessibility myths 2011 – a call for accessibility advocates to be more business-minded | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Though mainly about web accessibility the principles are widely applicable to content creation for learners as well.

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App Store - eBook Creator

Interesting opportunities for teaching and learning - I've tried to download it but failed so far but if the books create are VoiceOver compatible then I'll be impressed and promoting heavily in workshops. Another gem gleaned from comments on James Clay's blog!

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Apple may debut ‘GarageBand for e-books’ | Networld Interactive

Apple may debut ‘GarageBand for e-books’ | Networld Interactive | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
A new report from Ars Technica says Apple is about to unveil a set of tools to create interactive e-books.
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Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Useful site with lots of tips and tricks ranging from Web2 services to copyright free images as well as lesson outlines and ideas.

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Rune's Blog

Rune's Blog | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Nice intro for App developers to help them use VoiceOver etc to create accessible Apps. Thanks to Jennison Ascuncion for spotting and sharing. 

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Web Accessibility Myths 2011 part 2

Web Accessibility Myths 2011 part 2 | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

A lively read - accessibility myths for the start of 2012 - part two.

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Tips and success stories for effective mobile learning | eSchool News

Tips and success stories for effective mobile learning | eSchool News | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
More and more schools are using mobile learning devices to help boost student engagement and achievement, and a new monograph from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) examines some of the best practices in mobile devices from schools across...
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More than one million e-readers sold over Christmas | The Bookseller

More than one million e-readers sold over Christmas | The Bookseller | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

This might be why we can't afford to 

1) ignore ebooks in education and 

2) ignore accessibility of e-books.

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Prize-Winning App Helps Users Spot Accessible Places - Disability Scoop

Prize-Winning App Helps Users Spot Accessible Places - Disability Scoop | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
A new app designed to help people with disabilities locate accessible venues in their communities is getting a boost after being named a winner in a national contest.
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Sky Accessibility Research, BSkyB

Sky Accessibility Research, BSkyB | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

BSkyB is seeking users of television and online services who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, or who have physical disabilities to participate in research. In an effort to constantly improve the products, services and support we provide to our disabled customers we're seeking feedback through an online or telephone survey. You don't need to be a Sky customer to participate and your involvement and input will help us to ensure that all of our customers, regardless of accessibility requirements, can get the most of Sky.


So if you don't mind giving up 20 minutes from your day, we would really appreciate your support. To register your interest or for more information, please email responsibility@bskyb.com with your name, your preferred contact method, and contact details.
http://accessibility.sky.com/news/sky-accessibility-research

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JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources

JISC Techdis - Invest in Yourself - Free Resources | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Xerte Friday schedule for 2012 - find out how you and your organisation can support your learners with free high quality interactive resources with a range of inbuilt accessibility benefits.

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ATHEN Report on the Accessibility of Google Documents

Google Inc. is in the process of improving its Google Application suite to make it more accessible for people with disabilities. To date, many improvements have been made, but the efforts have largely targeted screen reader users and not considered people with other types of disabilities.

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All Shortcuts - Keyboard Shortcut Database

All Shortcuts - Keyboard Shortcut Database | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Seriously useful collection of keyboard shortcuts for wide range of software. Ideal for screenreader and key-board only users. Extensive up-to-date reference lists of Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Large Shortcut Database with common applications.

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JISC Techdis - free online training in bite sized chunks with extensive follow up opportunities.

JISC Techdis - free online training in bite sized chunks with extensive follow up opportunities. | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Inclusive mobile learning - TechDis Tuesday - free bite sized online training at 1300 (GMT) 

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Hi5 Award Evidence - Using Googledocs for Learning Support - MKC Mahara

Hi5 Award Evidence - Using Googledocs for Learning Support - MKC Mahara | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

JISC TechDis has long espoused more creative mainstream ways of supporting inclusion (http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/assets/Documents/investinyou/JISC_TechDis_SED_Leaflet.pdf) and here's a great case study of a college actually doing it.

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Camera Mouse - free assistive technology

Camera Mouse - free assistive technology | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head.

 

Thanks to Thomas Rochford and Burhan Loqueman for the info!

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NounProject - free clip art collection

NounProject - free clip art collection | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.

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New apps improve Android accessibility | Media Access Australia

New apps impove #Android accessibility http://t.co/fgbPkVY6 #a11y...

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The Pedagogical Patterns Project

The Pedagogical Patterns Project | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Really interesting collection of pedagogical approaches ('patterns') to developing different learner skills and experiences. What makes it most valuable is the examples of different tutor  applying the approaches in different contexts. It takes little imagination to begin to see how different pedagogical approaches would provide different inclusion benefits so that a good deal of inclusion could be mediated through the tutor's approach before resources per se came in to the picture.  

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JISC TechDis - Online Resource

JISC TechDis - Online Resource | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

The first of the free 'bite sized' TechDis Tuesday online training resources. Short downloadable presentations followed by open ended discussion/accessibility clinic - all accompanied by Show Notes linking to supporting resources, tools or examples. Participants in the session  get a summary of the live text discussion. 

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e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride?

e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride? | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Some interesting analysis - a bit different in focus and emphasis from the Horizon report but food for thought and makes a good comparative study. 

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2011 Horizon Report

2011 Horizon Report | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Another 'future gazing' publication with some thoughtful analysis and profound implications for how we do education int he future.

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Functional Criteria and E-Book Reader Overview | Accessibility Issues in E-Books and E-Book Readers | NSR2

Functional Criteria and E-Book Reader Overview | Accessibility Issues in E-Books and E-Book Readers | NSR2 | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

What makes an accessible e-book? What are the different needs of users with different disabilities? How do current offerings stack up in terms of accessibility?

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Archives of Research in Learning Technology now open content

Archives of Research in Learning Technology now open content | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Lots of gems to digest in here for those delving a bit deeper into technology supported learning and teaching.

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