I will use instructional videos as part of the flipped classroom and Flipgrid to provide more English-speaking activities. According to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, the following elements will be considered for designing an inclusive activity.
Elements of resources
- Provide at least two options for students to access the video content: videos, PowerPoint slides or pdf version, and blog post (using headings and subheadings).
- Offer audio learning and reading learning options.
- Give a clear explanation for the key concepts.
- Provide optional learning resources.
- Add captions or subtitles to videos.
2. Actions and Expression
- Instructional videos should be both available on Flipgrid and other video platforms that students can easily access.
- Social media platforms might be included for communication and discussion.
- A clear study guideline is presented.
- Peer interactions are involved.
- Students can choose a different pathway to finish the tasks.
Tools to Test for Digital Accessibility Issues
Strategies to Improve Digital Accessibility
Understand students’ strengths and weaknesses (investigation).
- Students’ learning styles
- Students’ invisible disabilities
- Students’ familiarity with computers
Offer various ways to share content according to the students’ information.
- Digital materials (OER)
- Video and audio
- Video captions and subtitles
Use accessible assistive technology to help students when necessary.
- Offer students multiple options when assigning tasks.
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