Accessibility and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): the current state and next steps
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17 May 2016
Providing accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have the potential to offer flexibility of learning and benefits to all independent of their disability. In my research project I will investigate the perceptions and accessibility-related processes of various stakeholders of MOOC platforms such as designers, content providers and accessibility experts. I will also investigate the experiences, constraints and requirements of users with and without disabilities who are already using MOOCs. I will carry out accessibility evaluations of MOOC platforms for their usability and accessibility. These are some of the questions my research is proposing to address: how MOOCs can help people with disabilities to improve their knowledge and skills?; how could the accessibility in MOOCs be improved?; and how could MOOCs resources be adapted to meet the accessibility needs of the end-users?