(Inactive) Best Practices for Designing Course Content (BPDCC) Overview


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About (Inactive) Best Practices for Designing Course Content (BPDCC)

Best Practices for Designing Course Content group (BPDCC) is a collaborative research team that weds the experience and input of accessibility specialists and instructional designers at over a dozen institutions. The goal of this research group is to draft a set of best practices tailored specifically to the needs of instructional designers and to adapt those practices to other content creators like faculty. Although there are numerous accessibility resources, they tend to be spread out by topics and applications, and many accessibility considerations for specific application features simply remain uncharted. The BPDCC research group is investigating these often overlooked areas and creating a set of documents that centralize a set of best practices for instructional designers and other content creators. We believe that before instructional designers can advise faculty on universal design principals, they should be aware of accessibility issues related to document types and technologies frequently used in the E-learning environment—not only essential html considerations and MS Office applications, but presentation software like Flash, Captivate, Camtasia and other applications that designers typically use to create interactive multimedia content.

Subscription and Meeting Times: BPDCC meets bi-weekly via the TC web conferencing application (see teleconference information links and times below). Because BPDCC is a research group and not an informational listserv, members are expected to put in approximately 3 hours per week on issues connected with the group’s research agenda. Those interested in joining the group may do so using the collaboration web site’s “Join Groups” option.

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