Our next Think Tank will be Wednesday, April 1st from 3:00-4:30 PM in 115 Stillman Hall (big thanks to Byron Roush in Social Work for helping us with space). Based on our discussion on 2/20 there are several areas that stand out as common areas of interest or challenge. Our next Think Tank will focus on one of these areas as we bring minds together from across campus to discuss what each of us is doing to address this challenge or topic and how we might move forward toward a solution.
Please complete the survey to vote for the topic that is most relevant/interesting for you, which will help us choose a topic that is of highest interest. In addition to this chosen topic, we will use some of this time to ask timely questions or to suggest topics for future sessions.
Please feel free to forward this to others you think would be interested in joining this community. RSVPs are encouraged and should be directed to email@example.com or to ODEEaccessibility@osu.edu.
What is the UDL/Accessibility Think Tank?
Jessica Phillips (ODEE Instructional Designer and UDL advocate), Ken Petri (Director of Web Accessibility) and Pete Bossley (OCIO Accessibility Analyst) will guide us through discussion as we share and learn how to maximize access, engagement, and student success in online courses. We will discuss UDL integration into course development and delivery, shared resources, accessibility challenges and solutions, learning technology, and more. This community includes web accessibility experts, faculty, OSU librarians, instructional designers, and many others from across OSU.
Why are we meeting?
Access for students is a key component of our mission as a university. In addition, lawsuits in higher education are pointing toward the need for a high level of urgency in designing/teaching with accessibility in mind. Across campus we are facing similar challenges, wins, problems, solutions, and questions as it relates to accessibility and Universal Design for Learning. The more we can connect with one another the more we can continue to grow, improve, and lead in this area with confidence.
What is the format?
The Think Tanks are designed to be informal and to be focused around meaningful dialogue around topics related to UDL and accessibility from a variety of perspectives across campus. Each session will focus on one key topic (chosen by the community), and will also allow time for timely or urgent questions.