Access and barriers to online education for people with disabilities

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Author: Kent, Mike


This paper reports on a study conducted in 2014 and 2015 that explored the accessibility of e-learning for students with disabilities studying fully online in Australia. The study looked at students studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA), which brings together 15 different higher education institutions to teach students fully online across a number of different fields. There are a number of advantages to studying online for students with disabilities. However, online students with a disability can become invisible and this can lead to unintended accessibility problems. This...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disability; Teaching and learning; Equity; Participation; Providers of education and training; Students

Keywords: Open university; Disabled; Access to education and training; Online learning; Barrier; Delivery system; Student behaviour

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Bentley, Western Australia: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University, 2016

Physical description: vii, 160 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 124.348

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