The book includes insights from the following experts:
- Dave Bolman, University of Advancing Technology, Provost, Agile Principles In Educational Technology >>
- Steven D’Agustino, Fordham University, Director of Online Learning, Office of the Provost, When Moving Education Online, Think Teaching, Not Tools >>
- John Vivolo, New York University, Director of Online and Virtual Learning, Anytime, Anywhere Learning and the Value of Synchronicity >>
- Joseph Montcalmo, Johns Hopkins University, Director, Academic Technology and Instructional Design, Innovative Online Education Improves Classroom Education >>
- Alan Greenberg, Wainhouse Research, Senior Analyst & Partner, Tap The Cloud To Expand Education For Everyone >>
Expanding Educational Opportunity was generously sponsored by Blackboard.
We’ve spoken with 20 educational leaders to learn more about how institutions tap technology to improve education and make it available for all students, including those with differing abilities. We asked them the following question:
Please share a specific story (or perspective) about how you or your institution used technology to provide greater access to students with specific needs (e.g., physical disability, location, or inability to get to campus.) What key piece of advice can you offer to someone else trying to implement your approach?
A generous partnership with Blackboard makes it possible for us to share with you experiences that institutions have had implementing these technologies, how they’ve worked to overcome problems, and the outcomes they’ve seen from those efforts.
These experts offer their perspectives on challenges, successes, and lessons learned. They discuss everything from design and development strategies to the changing role of higher education and educators. Most of these professionals agree that when you expand availability to education by using accessible technology, whether it is video captioning, text to speech, or more advanced technologies, even students who don’t identify as having disabilities use these services and that they increase student success rates and improve learning overall.
I trust you’ll find these experts’ successes and advice useful and that after reading this, you’ll have solid strategies to help advance your use of technology to broaden access to education for all students.