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#7.5 Campus Partners Working Together to Create Accessible Online Learning Environments . Panelists: Steve Adams, Distributed Learning Support Services Lacy K. Ford, Senior Vice Provost Christy Friend, Center for Teaching Excellence Aisha Haynes, Center for Teaching Excellence

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7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

#7.5 Campus Partners Working Together to Create Accessible Online Learning Environments 


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Panelists:

Steve Adams, Distributed Learning

Support Services

Lacy K. Ford, Senior Vice Provost

Christy Friend, Center for Teaching Excellence

Aisha Haynes, Center for Teaching Excellence

Karen Pettus, Student Disability Services


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Overview

  • Vice-Provost’s Introduction (video)

  • Quality Review Timeline

    • Background (pre-2010)

    • Groundwork (2010-2013)

    • Building a process (2013-2014)

  • Year 1 Successes

  • Challenges and Next Steps


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Introduction

  • Senior Vice Provost Lacy K. Ford

  • Commitment to Quality Accessible Online Courses

  • Link to Senior Vice Provost Lacy K. Ford Video


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

University of South Carolina

Total Enrollment45,457

Undergraduate36,220

Graduate6,867

Professional1,470

  • Main and Senior Campuses

  • Columbia

  • Aiken

  • Upstate

  • Beaufort

  • Regional Campuses

  • Lancaster

  • Salkehatchie

  • Sumter

  • Union


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Background

Thirty-two graduate degree and certificate programs through DL

Online (Blackboard, Adobe Connect), DVD & telepresence

Enrollment Growth

10,365 (AY 09)

13,665 (AY 10)

15,582 (AY 11)

16,602 (AY 12)

17,883 (AY 13)

18,808 (AY 14)


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Timeline


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

2010

  • Distributed Learning Move by Vice Provost

    • Academic services leadership

    • Closer involvement with academic units

    • Course approval process revision

    • Unified vision and blueprint

    • Collaboration established


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

2011-2012

  • Instructional Designers hired

  • University subscription to Quality Matters Program

  • Training for Instructional Designers

  • 7 Ways to Make Your Class Accessible


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

2011-2012

  • September 24th, 2012:

    • OCR presentation on accessibility of online material

  • New online technologies and delivery modes

  • Enterprise applications and opportunities


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

2012-2013

  • Dr. Ford’s assessment of online courses

    • Adoption of Quality Matters rubric for best practices

    • $1,500 course revision grant for faculty


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Spring 2013

  • Provost’s Quality Review Process Created

    • Process begins and ends with faculty

    • Rubric addresses course quality and accessibility

    • Collaborative units provide ongoing support

    • Provost’s Office announces and provides incentives


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Spring 2013

DL Course Review Flow Chart


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Summer 2013

  • Getting the Word Out

  • Documents sent to department chairs/deans

  • CTE develops forms and resources

  • Faculty DL committee consulted


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

2013-2014

  • Process Underway

  • Designers worked with faculty to revise courses

  • Weekly CTE meetings to discuss review process 

  • Designers review courses and make recommendations

  • Faculty DL Quality Assurance committee reviewed materials/made recommendations


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

2013-2014

  • Getting Faculty Buy-In

  • Campus partners streamline process for faculty

  • Process begins and ends with departments/faculty 

  • Emphasis on flexibility and meeting faculty needs

  • Incentives/recognition for successful course revisions


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Results

  • Year 1 (108 courses):

  • 34 passed review

  • 16 expected to pass by Fall 2014

  • 27 retired by department

  • 22 faculty received $1500 + commendation letter


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

  • Success Story 1:

  • Vera Polyakova-Norwood

  • Director of Online Learning

  • Nursing

  • Challenge: Transcripts for frequent lecture updates

  • Solutions:

    • Faculty pooled grant funds

    • Use Dragon Naturally Speaking and Student Assistants


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

  • Success Story 2:

  • Maureen Petkewich

  • Instructor

  • Statistics

  • Challenge: Captions for videos showing math calculations

  • Solution: Supplemental grant funds to hire captioning service


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

  • Success Story 3:

  • Rebecca Collier

  • Adjunct Faculty

  • Women & Gender Studies

  • Challenge: Retrofitting existing voiceover PowerPoint lectures

  • Solutions:

    • Teaching assistant created transcripts

    • Will create scripts for future lecture preparation

  • “I like how the PowerPoint videos have a notes tab that puts in words exactly what you are saying in the videos, allows me to follow along and take good notes easily.”


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

  • Other Successes

  • 11 faculty/8 staff receive award from Disability Services

  • Invitations to present at conferences

  • Faculty and student testimonials


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

Next Steps

  • Quality Review for all DL graduate courses

  • Goal: All DL courses undergo review every 3-5 years

  • Goal: Work with technology services to create system-wide accessibility solutions


7 5 campus partners working together to create accessible online learning environments

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