Dear SUS Faculty, I shared with you last year the Inclusive Course Design MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) rolled out by the Blackboard company during the fall semester 2017 and encouraged all online learning practitioners from our System to register and take this excellent course. Some of you did, and I am certain have learned a lot about tips and tricks to make your course more accessible to students with disabilities and best practices for learning design. Current research findings have identified “the lack of compliance with accessibility mandates” as one of the major issues affecting the development of quality online courses and programs (Green 2010 –See here )
The office of Online Learning Services is strongly encouraging faculty to register and take this MOOC course. You can learn more and register here.
Please note that this course may be considered as a supplement to our online teaching certificate program, being offered through my office (Please see here). Digital Credentials earned through this MOOC will be recognized by my Office.
Prof. Moustapha Diack
SU System AVP for Online Learning Services