According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2015 about “11 percent of the Higher Education students in the United States have some kind of disability." Ensuring that the materials we use to interact and engage with our students are accessible is critical.
We will introduce a modified rubric that takes points from Wendy Torres', a Sr. Instructional Technologist from Coppin State University, the Web 2.0 Tool Scorecard and the Information Security Primer for Evaluating Educational Software published by Common Sense Media to evaluate the accessibility, privacy, and security issues relating to emerging technologies found on the EmTechWIKI website. EmTechWIKI is a component of the SUNY Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC). This discovery-based online learning opportunity aims to assist students, faculty, and staff to build lifelong learning strategies and to also identify the value and implications of using emerging technologies for personal and professional growth. This session will include a discussion about how to integrate #EmTechMOOC into faculty professional development activities, course design, and to supplement student learning.