Web-Based Class Activities
Canvas and Canvas Commons in Adult Education
by Francisco Pinedo
If you decide to use Canvas for your class, it is not an easy as 1-2-3 thing. You need to invest time to create your site, and then find appropriate resources to use from Canvas Commons or upload your own content.
Triple E Framework: Extension
by Debbie Jensen
The third component of the Triple E is Extension, which means connecting the learner to the real world.
Triple E Framework: Enhancement
by Alisa Takeuchi
OTAN has adopted the Triple E Framework developed in 2011 by Professor Liz Kolb, Clinical Psychologist at the University of Michigan School of Education, as a model for technology integration.
We often mention during OTAN events that the materials we provide to the adult education field need to be accessible before they are made public. OTAN is committed to providing full and equal access to all. As such, OTAN follows Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 compliance, which means that content is made useable for people with disabilities. Making content accessible also benefits others, such as those using mobile devices or those with slow network connections.
To assist staff at adult education agencies in familiarizing themselves with accessibility practices and regulations, OTAN has compiled a list of resources you can use to learn more about accessibility and how to create your own accessible content. Visit our Accessibility Resources page on the OTAN website at https://web.otan.us/Resources/Home/AccessibilityResources There is a lot of accessibility information online, and we have tried to identify those resources that we think are most useful for adult educators, including resources from government agencies and nationally recognized organizations, everyday technology (Microsoft, Apple, and Google), and resources to help make your presentations accessible. We also have a great introductory video from OTAN Coordinator Penny Pearson on how to begin understanding accessibility issues. Additionally:
Stay connected to OTAN! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 916-228-2580. We're here to help with accessibility resources and more!