Topic Area

Online Learning and Technology

Chair: Dr. Thomas Conway, Center on Disability Studies at UH Mānoa

Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Leong, College of Education at UH Mānoa

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The Online Learning and Technology strand for the 2021 Pacific Rim Conference will address the issue of making online learning technology inclusive through Section 508 and ADA compliance, and Universal Design. As students become more dependent on technology and online learning, the need for sustainable solutions and strategies become increasingly important. Topics will include legal, legislative, practical application, and future issues for presentation to educators, administrators, instructional designers, web developers, and those interested in a more equitable world for people with disabilities.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the best practices for inclusive online learning?
  • How can online content be made accessible?
  • Who are the audiences and what information do they need to make online learning inclusive?
  • Where are the resources for making accessibility and online learning a sustainable reality?
  • Why are accessibility and online learning important for future educational opportunities and realities in the pandemic world?