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1 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Using Bodington Common Slides used for face to face session on Bodington Common

2 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds What is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) A virtual learning environment is a package which brings together a range of online teaching tools with a single login, and can be tailored for access by different groups.

3 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Course management and administration tools notice board course outline class lists and homepages calendar / timetable information search tools navigation model resource lists Communication tools to tutor and students conferences and chat rooms testing and feedback Content delivery tools web pages interactive maps, graphs,diagrams databases specifically designed courseware

4 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Popular uses of VLEs in teaching Using to communicate with students Putting materials up on to web pages for students to look at. Using other people’s web pages to introduce new information Computer packages for quizzes and testing Online discussion groups for students to talk outside the classroom Online materials to reach distant or new students. Electronic submission of work.

5 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Other things to think about Quality Copyright licences Accessibility

6 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Getting started Work through the handout at your own pace up to section 6.

7 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Accessibility - definition A Web site or electronic document is accessible when anyone can access the information contained in it, regardless of physical, economic or technological circumstances. Accessibility refers to:  Platform and browser compatibility (access via a variety of hardware and software) Access for users with disabilities (visual and hearing disabilities, physical disabilities / motor skills, language / cognitive disabilities) Access for users of different types of user agents (assistive technologies, such as screen-readers)

8 Staff and Departmental Development Unit University of Leeds Why should we bother about accessibility? To comply with legal requirements Exposure to a wider audience Exposure to new technologies and standards Better design and implementation Cost savings It makes you look good !! Enlightened self interest Responsible practice.


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