Five tips on how uni’s can do more to design online learning that works for all students
Written by Erin Leif, Christine Grové, Laura Alfrey, Stella Laletas and Umesh Sharma, Monash University.
Published by The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSHE).
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a rapid shift to online learning at all Australian universities. This presents unique opportunities for both educators and students, but also new challenges. Recent media reports suggest online learning might not be meeting the needs of all students. Pre-pandemic research tells us students with disabilities are more likely to drop out of higher education than their peers without disabilities. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has identified that higher education institutions have an obligation to improve their approach to the inclusion of students with a disability. This article explains how Universities can do more to design learning that works for all students.