Academic Catalog

LINC 93B: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Advisory: Familiarity with PC or Mac; basic internet skills; not open to students with credit in LINC 221.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will analyze current legislation on assistive technology and universal access.
  • A successful student will develop strategies for equity of resources within the classroom for all students.
  • A successful student will evaluate current tools and techniques to help disabled students or students with various learning modalities have equal access to technology in the classroom.

Description

This course will review current issues and legislation in assistive technology and universal access. Issues of efficacy and appropriateness of accommodations required for parity with peers in an education setting will be reviewed and discussed. Tools and issues of design and compliance will be demonstrated. Internet resources will be explored.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. analyze current legislation on assistive technology and universal access, including section 508 of the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines.
B. be knowledgeable of current tools and techniques to help disabled students or students with various learning modalities have equal access to technology in the classroom.
C. develop strategies for equity of resources within the classroom for all students.
D. determine how to best serve all students using technology within the classroom.

Course Content

A. Overview of current laws
1. Federal legislation
2. State legislation
B. Overview of assistive technology tools
1. For classroom use
2. For home use
3. Implications
4. Resources and samples
C. Evaluation of technology resources for students with disabilities
1. Web resources
2. Computers and keyboards
3. Voice recognition
4. Other tools
D. Ethical and digital divide issues
1. Implications for students
2. Implications for schools
3. Classroom strategies

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. When offered on/off campus: Lecture room equipped with overhead projector, white/black board, and a demonstration computer connected online. Computer laboratories equipped with online Macintosh computers, network server access, and printers.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access on the Internet: Students must have currently existing email accounts/email address and ongoing access computers with web browsing capability, and access to the Internet.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Participation in discussions
B. Rubric assessment of final project
C. Peer review of other students' final project
D. Observation of students' assignments

Method(s) of Instruction

During periods of instruction the student will be:
A. Listening actively to lecture presentations delivered in a learner-centered instructional style
B. Participating in facilitated discussions of readings or video presentations
C. Engaging in collaborative learning using computer-based tools or social media to record notes or reflections and sharing ideas with peers
D. Presenting in small group and whole class meetings

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Instructor-assigned notes and materials.



When taught on the internet additional resources will be referred to.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Writing assignments include peer evaluations and critical analysis of other educational projects.

B. Outside assignments include conducting project development, writing the project plan, reading, and participating in online peer collaboration activities.

C. When taught online these methods may take the form of video, audio, animation and web page presentations. Assignments will be submitted online as well.

 

Discipline(s)

Instructional Design/Technology