Webinar: The Future of Higher Education and Disability Access
Celebrating 2013 Global Accessibility Awareness Day - May 9 - 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern
See the date change from May 9th to June 20th because of the demand.
There isn't a week that goes by without us hearing about a new disruptive idea or a new online/offline collaboration that promises to change the way higher education will be delivered. With the numerous challenges that current higher education faces, it is no wonder that institutions of higher learning and entrepreneurs are seeking new ways of providing quality education.
Yet the enthusiasm of new methods and new services has been detrimental to the conversations that take place in traditional higher ed institutions regarding diversity, providing access to education to individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds, or providing equal opportunities to people with disabilities who, until recent times, have not had the level playing field when it comes to accessing higher education. These same conversations need to take place for new models of education as they have for traditional models. For quite some time, uncertainties will plague the higher education field. While we can see the directions that higher education learning will take, we cannot entirely predict where higher ed will end up. We may be in an extended transition period--a period of constant and rapid change.
No matter what changes happen, there is no doubt that we will need to ensure that people with disabilities receive equal access to educational opportunities. Whether disabled students take advantage of the increasing number of Massive open online courses (MOOC), courses offered by local community colleges, courses offered by entities that are thousands of miles away, or something entirely new, we must explore how accessibility will be structured.
Join EZFire as we discuss this bold new world of higher education in a webinar to take place on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Here our presentation on May 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM eastern and join us in a dialogue after the presentation. Let us explore the new world together.
Date: June 20, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern
How to attend
Fill out the following short form below. You will be sent instructions on how to join the webinar a few days prior to the event.