Breakout Session VI

Breakout Session VI
Friday 920-1015

Access Challenges and Universal Design: Video, VoiceThread, and Web-conferencing

This session discusses some ways to address Universal Design and accessibility when using online tools that pose access challenges. We will demonstrate examples of how COHLIT’s instructional designers have handled these challenges in the specific cases of streaming video, the VoiceThread tool, and synchronous web-conferencing. We hope participants will share their own approaches.

Emily Ravenwood
Rutgers University

Priscilla Hockin Brown
Rutgers University

Emily Ravenwood is an Instructional Designer, at Rutgers University, helping faculty to develop effective hybrid and online courses. Before joining COHLIT’s Office of Instructional Design, she taught for eight years at Wittenberg University, and another eight before that at Ohio State University and Eastern Michigan University. Her B.A. and M.A. are in Language and Literature, and she is a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. Her professional research has focused strongly on effective online pedagogy, informed by both her teaching experience and nine years as a website designer and programmer.

Priscilla Hockin Brown provides pedagogical support for faculty interested in using instructional technologies to enhance their students’ online learning experiences. Her experiences include course design and revision in various LMSs and use of edTech tools (VoiceThread, Google Aps, online proctoring solutions). She is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters Coordinator, and a VoiceThread Certified Educator. She has a B.S., Horticulture, from Penn State University, and a M.S., Plant Biology, from Rutgers.