EdTech: Accommodating the learner's digital context
This module looks at an individual's digital context based on personal access to the appropriate technology, their awareness of it, and the digital skills to make use of them.
This module shows you how to identify and accommodate the learner's digital context.
After completing this module you will be able to:
- define digital context
- describe and discuss its implications for delivering learning
Digital Teaching Professional Framework
This module covers the EdTech component - F1 : Accessibility
- Provide equitable access to appropriate digital technologies and resources, e.g. ensuring that all learners have access to the digital technologies used.
- Select and use digital strategies which respond to the learner's digital context, e.g. contextual constraints to their technology use (e.g. availability, institutional restrictions - offender learning, work based learning), competences, expectations, attitudes, misconceptions and misuses.
- Use digital technologies and strategies, e.g. assistive technologies, designed for learners' in need of special support (e.g. learners with physical or mental constraints; learners with learning disorders).
- Consider and respond to potential accessibility issues when selecting, modifying or creating digital resources and to provide alternative or compensatory tools or approaches for learners with special needs.
- Use design principles for increasing accessibility for the resources and digital environments used in teaching.
- Continuously monitor and reflect on the suitability of the measures implemented to improve accessibility and adapt strategies accordingly.
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Another great session, I liked that we could reflect and set an action plan
Good overview of the issues. Might be useful to also prompt people to look at structural issues and ask appropriate questions of management - eg digital vision, digital investments, digital inductions etc.
Very helpful - action planning activity was very useful for considering next steps.
The suggestions around ways to integrate tech, or discuss ways to use tech in relation to learners' digital context, gave me a good base to reflect on how I could put this into practice.
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