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ERIC Number: EJ906692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Determining Faculty Needs for Delivering Accessible Electronically Delivered Instruction in Higher Education
Gladhart, Marsha A.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v22 n3 p185-196 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine if a need exists for faculty training to improve accommodation for students with disabilities enrolled in electronically delivered courses at a statewide university system. An online survey was used to determine if instructors had students who had been identified as needing accommodation in their online courses, to identify which tools instructors used in electronically delivered instruction, and to determine how familiar the instructors were with strategies for accommodating students with disabilities in their courses. Over half the respondents reported identifying students in their classes with disabilities either by an official notice or through other means of identification. The respondents identified a variety of electronic delivery tools used to provide instruction in distance courses. A low percentage of the faculty surveyed reported they were aware of strategies to improve accessibility in their electronically delivered courses. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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