Inclusive Higher Digital Education: The way forward
The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the digital transition, touching every part of our society, including our education systems. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, higher education institutions (HEI) in almost all European countries were required to stop in-person teaching and move entirely to remote teaching and learning. As a result, higher education lecturers were forced to quickly transfer their teaching online. Since this initial move to remote teaching, HEI have been needed to provide forms of online learning for varying periods of time or provide online teaching in combination with instructor-led classroom activities.
The move to fully online classes and the subsequent increase of ‘blended teaching,’ has highlighted the inaccessibility of many digital teaching and learning methodologies and the demand for more inclusive and accessible online teaching has grown.
To respond to this demand, the Inclusive University Digital Education (InclUDE) project was launched with the aim to promote the realisation of accessible and inclusive higher education opportunities for students with special educational needs via the provision of online tools and training.
The InclUDE closing conference will bring together stakeholders to present the results of the InclUDE project as well as discuss the way forward for creating more inclusive higher education institutions and digital learning opportunities.
International and Austrian Sign Language will be provided during this webinar.
This Conference is being hosted within the framework of the Inclusive University Digital Education (InclUDE) project, which aims to promote the realisation of accessible and inclusive higher education opportunities for students with special educational needs. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the project is a collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton (UK), Universität Klagenfurt (Austria), Université Rennes II (France) and European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (Belgium).