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ALdia News

No. 2

July, 2017

Dear friends,

Recently the ALdia Project partnership has been working on the development of contents for the online courses structured on the basis of the ECVET system and aimed to remove or reduce inadvertent barriers, which prevent disabled students from successfully participating in courses and programmes of study.

Aldia training modules are directed to the higher education lecturers and VET trainers and will be available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Greek and Italian. The course will be open for subscription in Autumn, 2017.

Below we present you a brief summary of the upcoming training programme and we also invite you to chek the ALdia web page and follow us in Social Medial for the registration date information. 

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Module 1: Introduction to disability

This module will provide an introduction to disability types and definitions and to assistive technology hardware and software tools.

 

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Module 2: Skills for Special Needs Education

ALdia Project Management Meeting

 This module will provide a short overview of background legislation and will focus on best-practice education strategies and institutional services.

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Module 3: Accessible course

on program design

XIX International Congress Education and Technology-EDUTEC 2016

 

Equality of opportunity demands that the courses should be designed in order to be equally available to disabled students. Accessibility should proceed and not follow course design. This module will also include information on how to create accessible information about courses for disabled students and applicants.

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Module 4: Accessible lectures, seminars and tutorials

Conference: “Inclusive Education in Higher Education” 23 & 24 September 2016 Patras - Greece

Similarly, lectures, tutorials and seminars should be planned and delivered with equity as their core principle. Teaching practices should be accessible by design, so that only minimal adaptations need to be made, reactively, for individuals.

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Module 5: Accessible collaborative learning and practical classes

Practical classes take many different forms, and there are wide variations in what is expected of students working in practical classes, reflecting activities associated with a great range of subjects and disciplines. Equipment, materials, teaching facilities, furnishings and locations used in practical class teaching are equally diverse

 

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Module 6: Accessible e-learning material

Accessibility is a core aspect of e-learning design. Technology offers considerable potential as an effective way of overcoming some of the barriers to accessibility present in traditional teaching delivery, thereby widening access to teaching and learning.

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Module 7: Accessible examinations and assessments

Adjustments permissible within an assessment or examination without compromise to academic, training or other standards, such as competences required by professional bodies.

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Module 8: Accessible placements, study abroad and field trips

Devising and planning off-campus study should be done against the background of expectation that disabled students should benefit equally from what is offered.

 

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