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How CSU Global Designs for Inclusive Online Education from the Start
How CSU Global Designs for Inclusive Online Education from the Start
Campus Technology recently published 14 technology predictions for the coming year, based on input from higher education and ed tech industry experts across the country. A key statement on that list was this: Digital accessibility will be central to an inclusive campus culture. As Brian Fodrey, assistant vice president for Business Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, put it, “Campus leaders must be thinking about how we are preparing our respective communities to take a more proactive and comprehensive approach to removing barriers and promoting all aspects of digital equity…. Prioritizing digital accessibility practices in all aspects of campus operations and life creates a more supportive community and inclusive culture for all.” That focus on digital accessibility is central to instructional design practice at Colorado State University Global. As the nation’s first fully online, accredited nonprofit state university, CSU Global strives to achieve universal design standards in all of its programs, and to make courses accessible to a wide range of learners. We spoke with Associate Vice President of Digital Learning Andrea Butler and Director of Instructional Design Diona Hartwig about the importance of designing for accessibility from the start, ways to engage students in the online environment, and how inclusive design ultimately serves all students. Resource links: 14 Technology Predictions for Higher Education in 20232023 Tech Tactics in Education: Data and IT Security in the New NowColorado State University Global Music: Mixkit Duration: 28 minutes Transcript