Free Online Course on Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments

The University of Southampton is offering free online course on Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments. This course has been created for teachers and educators interested in inclusive practices, learning technologists and education design professionals.

On this course, you will learn about different aspects of inclusion and digital accessibility experienced by students, teachers and support staff in Higher Education. The course will start on 

Course At Glance

Length:  3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments
Institution: University of Southampton and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on 

Providers’ Details

Ranked among the top 100 in the world, Southampton is a forward-thinking university that works at the cutting-edge of research, bringing a positive impact to global societies in a wide range of areas such as computer science, oceanography, sustainable energy, engineering and medicine.

About This Course

According to research by the UK government, disabled people are around half as likely to hold a degree-level qualification than people without disabilities. It raises an important question: how can we make education more inclusive?

On this course you will learn about different aspects of inclusion and digital accessibility experienced by students, teachers and support staff in Higher Education.

You’ll explore the barriers experienced by disabled students, the role of inclusive practices and hear firsthand from students about the impact inclusion has had on their studies.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Describe the impact different options can make to disabled students when encountering a range of resources created to enhance their study skills
  • Explore insights into how best to share resources and communicate information and how to collaborate with students to allow for inclusion in different situations including libraries, labs and in examinations
  • Produce digital content to make learning and teaching inclusive

Requirements

This course has been created for teachers and educators interested in inclusive practices, learning technologists and education design professionals. It will also be relevant for marketing and communications professionals working in training situations and those with disabilities who want to understand problems in education and how to overcome them.

Instructors

Mike Wald

He is Professor at the University of Southampton leading research and teaching about digital accessibility and advising universities and government organisations about inclusive learning and teaching

E.A. Draffan

Senior Research Fellow and member of the ECS Accessibility Team. A Speech and Language Therapist with interests in Assistive Technologies and digital accessibility supporting those with disabilities.

Abi James

She is research fellow with the ECS Accessibility Team focusing on how to improve accessibility and usability of digital tools for students with disabilities.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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