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Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital Textbooks

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on June 11, 2018

Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital TextbooksThis op-ed was originally published in The74 on June 4, 2018.

The growing cost of higher education is a major issue for students, families, and colleges. Tuition has more than doubled over the past 30 years, and three-quarters of all graduates struggle with loan debt.

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Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deck

Posted by Rick Johnson on November 09, 2017

This post appeared in its entirety in eCampus News.

Accessibility in higher ed requires all hands on-deckThe accessibility of learning content is undergoing a dramatic change right now. This change is being built upon existing standards that key parts of the industry are implementing, as well as new standards. All the changes that are happening are, for the first time, enabling the ability for institutions, instructors and learners to adopt and access accessible content, that is the exact same content, at the same time, on the same platforms as any other user.

Vendors must ensure that the content they provide is available where and when users need it, and that the platform and the content are created in a way that they will work together to ensure accessibility.

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