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Thursday, February 22 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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The different facets of accessibility for online learning. How to make your courses accessible for a variety of target groups.  Panel members will focus on: 
  • INDIGINOUS PEOPLES: how Moodle can support creating relational space for a diversity of perspectives – especially as this relates to addressing Indigenous methodologies. 
  • PHYSICAL:  What are the difficulties experienced while accessing Moodle and how do we best address them?
  • FINANCIAL:  What is the state of students loans in Canada for distance education students?
  • COURSE DESIGN: What are some of the tips used by instructional designers to meet access challenges?
  • OPEN CONTENT:  Some strategies that are used to open content for users.   


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avatar for Solange Lalonde

Solange Lalonde

Lead Project Developer and Facilitator, Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia
Solange is inquisitive, reflective, mindful, and especially passionate about the transformative power of education. She believes education is about building awareness and seeking understanding through ways of being, knowing, doing, and relating to our world and our place in it. Her vision of learning is becoming clearer through her research in developing the Relativity Model for Learning and Understanding as a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge. Solange is the Lead Project Developer and Facilitator on the Provincial First Nations... Read More →

Noah Morris

Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Advanced Education Learners Support Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Noah Morris is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Advanced EducationLearners Support Division of the Ministry of Advanced Education and SkillsDevelopment. The division is tasked with improving student access and protection, andwith modernizing digital access for Ontar... Read More →
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David Porter

CEO, eCampusOntario
A long-time advocate for the benefits of adapting new technology to deliver educational opportunities, David’s extensive experience in the education and training fields has included working with both public and private sector organizations. | | --- | | * Currently, CEO of eCampusOntario.ca in Toronto, Canada. | * Formerly, Associate Vice-President - Education Support and Innovation, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). | * Recently, Project Manager for the Task Force on Flexible Education at SFU (http://flexed.sfu.ca). | * Formerly Executive Director of BCcampus, where I was a forceful advocate for the use of open pedagogical practices and open educational resources (OER), including the implementation of... Read More →

Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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