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Fields, C. J.; Demchak, MaryAnn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
School-based microenterprises and vocational training opportunities represent an effective approach to developing transferable vocational skills in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The authors describe the implementation of an online, school-based microenterprise at a rural high school that emphasizes functional digital…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Cordie, Leslie; Sailors, Jamie; Barlow, Becky; Kush, John S. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
In this paper, we describe the use of ePortfolios at a public, land-grant university and document how the ePortfolio has been used to develop more authentic learning experiences. We discuss the best practices for ePortfolios and its varied use as a teaching and learning tool. In addition, we discuss the challenges of implementing ePortfolios. For…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Career Choice, Portfolios (Background Materials), Authentic Learning
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Quest, Mary – Childhood Education, 2018
Children's earliest years are times of significant development and learning, yet the professionals who provide care for young children often do not receive the economic or professional support they need and deserve. Given the unique situations of child care professionals, especially those running their own family child care businesses, we must…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Child Development, Child Caregivers
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Sokolik, Maggie – TESL-EJ, 2018
As a longtime instructional designer of online materials, the author has been concerned with issues of accessibility for many years. She dutifully tagged every image, wrote out every URL, avoiding "click here" links, and formatted material on the screen considering its layout and elegance. This article addresses the reasons why most of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Web Sites, Usability
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a time of accessible information and rampant knowledge transfer. However, a double-edged sword exists with the extensive scope and breadth of content that is available and which requires keen skills to cull the valid from invalid. Consequently, it is our obligation and responsibility to hone and refine our…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Gronseth, Susie – Educational Renaissance, 2018
Course accessibility is a priority in higher education, particularly in the design and delivery of digital learning experiences. Proactively addressing accessibility as part of online and blended course design meets the needs of all learners, including those in the margins. Inclusive design for online and blended courses connects the Web Content…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Access to Education