Pedagogical Utility, Usability and Accessibility Criteria for Selecting Computer-Based Learning Activities and Functionalities
Since the democratization of personal computers and Internet access, technology-supported formal and informal learning opportunities have multiplied, increasing the learning contexts and contents. Despite these increasing learning opportunities, not all educational stakeholders have developed a level of eCompetence and eLearning impact awareness allowing them to choose and implement technology-supported learning solutions correctly.
On the one hand we need to consider digital migrant teachers that will try to avoid ICTs, but on the other we have technological-enthusiastic teachers that will try to introduce tools and functionalities without assessing the costs, the utility, usability, accessibility and pedagogical criteria that must be considered before innovate with technologies.
This workshop aims to provide ergonomic and psycho-pedagogical criteria to help the participants in their selection of technology-supported contents and functionalities (elearning 2.0 solutions, collaborative tools, open media and courseware...), considering the learning objectives and the specific teaching and learning contexts of different educational levels. The workshop will introduce the main technology-supported learning solutions and provide a methodological framework to choose, implement and evaluate the integration of ICTs in the online, blended or traditional learning context. We will focus on the pedagogical utility, usability and accessibility criteria from a learner centred perspective.
Keywords: Online Learning, Information and Communication Technologies, Usability, Accessibility, Formal and Informal Learning, elearning, eCompetence, Learning Design
FP7 EuroCatCSCL Coordinator and PhD Student, R&D Ouak.net
In 2007, she won the 3rd price on Technology Transfert in EU Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope. 2007. Berlin, Germany. In 2006, she shares ex-aequo the Artificial Intelligence French Association Award.
Dr. Marta Fuentes
Part-Time Lecturer, Departament de Psicologia Bàsica