NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. Over the years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources,...
Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) focuses on "the promotion of technological innovation and development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities." At the link above, readers can browse CIDI's Research portfolio, learn about upcoming trainings (under Education), and check out their full Services offerings. While some of CIDI's services require a membership or other fees, they also provide multiple free tools. Particularly relevant right now is CIDI's COVID-19 resource portal (linked on the landing page). Created with technical assistance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and funding from the CDC Foundation, these resources distill important health information in accessible documents that are compatible with screen readers or other assistive technology and accessible videos with American Sign Language. Readers can also request mailed copies of braille resources. Equally relevant is the Tips For Making Digital Learning Accessible section (linked on the News and Events page). This portal offers guidance on inclusive technology, multimedia tools, and student interaction in digital learning environments.
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San Francisco's Exploratorium showcases the work of researchers at the Natural History Museum in London and Las Cuevas Biological Station in Belize, who are investigating the nature and diversity of life. From Jungle to Lab is part of the Exploratorium's Origin Project, created to explain how scientists explore "the beginnings of the universe, of matter, of the earth, and of life itself." This well-designed Web site contains loads of multimedia features, such as a slide show of Las Cuevas (including a 360 view of the biological station), video and audio clips of researchers explaining their work, Web casts, and much more. The contents of this site are thoughtfully organized and skillfully presented. For example, the section titled Ideas appears as a virtual field notebook, each page addressing a different aspect of evolutionary mechanism for biodiversity. In all, this is a fantastic Web site that is worth a visit for design features alone, if not the enlightening content.
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