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Welcome to the course

The lead educators for this course are Professor Mike Wald, E.A. Draffan and Dr Abi James from the University of Southampton.

You will have already met us if you participated in our ‘Digital Accessibility: Enabling Participation in the Information Society’ course which is also available on FutureLearn.

Your online mentoring team

During the course, Neil Rogers and Manuel León will be supporting Mike, E.A. and Abi.

You can follow them by selecting the links to their FutureLearn profile pages and selecting ‘follow’. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments that they make.


Course structure

Week 1: Creating inclusive learning practices

  • Introduction to inclusive learning
  • Students and staff perception of inclusive learning
  • How inclusive learning practices differ from individual adjustments
  • Creating inclusive teaching and learning materials

Week 2: Developing inclusive learning environments

  • Using technology to improve accessibility of delivering teaching materials
  • Inclusive library services
  • Inclusivity in science, practical sessions and fieldwork
  • Setting inclusive assignments and assessments

Week 3: Encouraging inclusive collaborative learning opportunities

  • Planning for inclusive collaboration learning activities
  • Encouraging inclusive opportunities for shared learning activities
  • Ensuring online activities are inclusive to all

This course was funded through the European Union ERASMUS+ grant program

Like ‘Digital Accessibility’, this course has been funded through MOOCAP (MOOC Accessibility Partnership) by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2014-1-DE01-KA203-000679. The MOOCAP Coordinator is Prof Dr Gottfried Zimmermann, Stuttgart Media University (HdM). MOOCAP has eight partners from across Europe:

Dublin Institute of Technology, HdM Stuttgart, Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Technische Universität Dresden, Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου (University of the Aegean), Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis and the University of Southampton.

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Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments

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