Tag: digital accessibility

Insights from Jisc’s Accessible Digital Futures Opening Event

Yesterday, Jessica Wykes (City’s Accessibility Librarian) and I attended the opening event for a project called “Accessible Digital Futures,” a joint effort between Jisc’s National Centre for AI in Tertiary Education and the Glenlead Centre, led by Dr. Ann Kristin Glenster. This two-year initiative aims to significantly boost the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence within…Continue Reading Insights from Jisc’s Accessible Digital Futures Opening Event

Horizons in Legal Education at City

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An overview of LEaD’s support and collaboration with City Law School This post summarises the breadth of LEaD’s support and showcases our commitment to equitable and inclusive learning, working in partnership with colleagues in the City Law School. Digital Accessibility LEaD continues to innovate in creating media-rich, high-quality resources of high quality for the Law…Continue Reading Horizons in Legal Education at City

Tech-enabled inclusive reading: bridging gaps in educational accessibility

Reading for learning is undeniably an essential element of academic success (e.g., Miller and Merdian, 2020). However, it is equally important to recognise the challenges some learners face when engaging with text. Ensuring inclusivity in reading means providing all students, regardless of disabilities, language proficiency, or learning styles, with the means to access, engage with,…Continue Reading Tech-enabled inclusive reading: bridging gaps in educational accessibility

Are you using Teams Sites with your students?

4 benefits to using Teams Sites to help students connect and collaborate in their Learning?

If the answer is Yes then please make contact with the City Digital Education Team. We are really keen to collate recent case studies of modules that have used Teams Sites that help students along with their Moodle Modules.  Here’s why Teams Sites can be a helpful addition to your Moodle Module. Teams Sites can…Continue Reading Are you using Teams Sites with your students?

A Digital Accessibility Checklist – for your Moodle module

This checklist is designed to help staff who are preparing and refreshing their Moodle modules for the new academic year. It has been compiled by colleagues in LEaD and links to our Digital Accessibility guide and support offer. City staff can also log in to access our Digital Accessibility Sharepoint Site. About Digital Accessibility at…Continue Reading A Digital Accessibility Checklist – for your Moodle module

Developing Student Skills For The Future – Give Them Space

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, higher education was facing huge challenges in how to respond to a difficult financial and divergent sociopolitical situation; in what way should universities adapt to an uncertain future? One strategic approach is to think about what is important for the learning and development of our students and then decide how…Continue Reading Developing Student Skills For The Future – Give Them Space

The new digital education landscape – reflections on the 2022 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning pulse survey

In December 2022, I chaired a webinar for the UCISA Digital Education Group to present and discuss the findings from the 2022 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) pulse survey. In the webinar, we heard from three heads of digital learning – Amy Sampson from Falmouth University, Andy Jaffrey from Ulster University and Vicky Brown from…Continue Reading The new digital education landscape – reflections on the 2022 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning pulse survey

Moving towards digitally accessible Moodle modules: Reaching “Net-zero” severe issues

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All students have a right to take part in their education at an equal level. It is important to ensure that the learning environment is designed so that all students can participate fully. How are we doing overall at City? We have had a whole term with our new friendly Ally accessibility tool in Moodle….Continue Reading Moving towards digitally accessible Moodle modules: Reaching “Net-zero” severe issues

Start the year right: accessible and inclusive practice workshops on offer

From pedagogical behaviourally focused teaching to document remediation and alternatives to time-based media, LEaD’s Digital Education Team regularly run workshops on developing accessible and inclusive practices. It’s incredible that we are only two years into our digital accessibility project. It has kept us so busy it feels like a lot longer, in a good way….Continue Reading Start the year right: accessible and inclusive practice workshops on offer

3 things you can do to help dyslexic people

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Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that mainly causes problems with reading, writing, and spelling. It’s a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing (NHS, 2022)   It’s estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia….Continue Reading 3 things you can do to help dyslexic people