Teaching Deaf Students Online: New 2-Hour Course Can Help Educators Learn the Basics
Teaching Deaf Students Online, a new self-paced professional development course, can help you adapt your online courses to ensure that they are accessible and inclusive. It is now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).
In just two hours, gain a basic understanding of accessible learning, increase your awareness of the challenges and barriers that deaf learners experience in online classrooms, and learn strategies to immediately implement in your teaching plans.
In two one-hour modules, Teaching Deaf Students Online uses evidence-based research and practices, real-world examples, and useful resources ready for immediate implementation.
Module 1 explains the framework of accessible learning, principles of Universal Design for Learning, diversity among deaf learners, effective communication about equitable access, and the barriers, benefits, and basics of online instruction.
Module 2 prepares faculty to improve access and inclusion in their online classes by addressing common access barriers and how they can be overcome. Topics include considering course delivery methods, addressing student expectations, managing media and content, being mindful of class communications, and accommodating remote services.