[Athen] Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (#WAMOE)

Karen Sorensen karen.sorensen at pcc.edu
Tue Oct 13 11:36:44 PDT 2015

Hi Colleagues,
I'm writing to share with you this free training opportunity in
accessibility! Register now for the Web Accessibility MOOC for Online
Educators (WAMOE), starting Oct. 19: http://bit.ly/1JOwkJl
Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (#WAMOE)

- Registration is open!
- Free 5 week course from October 19 to November 22.

WAMOE! We are excited to announce that PCC’s Distance Education department
is partnering with D2L to offer a free *Web Accessibility MOOC for Online
Educators* (Twitter hashtag: #WAMOE).

This MOOC provides educators with practical, hands-on professional
development on how to incorporate web accessibility into online learning.

It’s free and it’s fun! Learn tips and tricks to make content accessible
for students with disabilities!

- Develop a personal knowledge base in web accessibility for online
- Create accessible photo images, diagrams and charts for online courses;
- Build accessible audio and video components for online courses;
- Create or reviewing accessible HTML content pages for online courses;
- Construct accessible course content in other non-HTML formats.


This MOOC is offered through D2L Open Courses
<https://opencourses.desire2learn.com/cat/> and registration is open from
September 23rd to November 13th, 2015. Active course facilitation lasts
for five weeks. The course begins October 19, 2015 and ends November 22nd,
Completion certificate

Participants have the option of receiving an electronic not-for-credit
completion certificate from D2L at the end of the MOOC offering. As this
MOOC is intended to be an activity-based learning opportunity, participants
will have successfully demonstrated knowledge about the major topics prior
to being awarded a certificate.

Accessibility Advocate, Karen Sorensen, is the Subject Matter Expert for
this MOOC and joins Barry Dahl, D2L’s Senior Community Manager, as a
co-facilitator. Register at D2L Open Courses.

Hope to see you in the MOOC!


Karen M. Sorensen
Accessibility Advocate for Online Courses
Portland Community College
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