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Day 1 Poster

Creating an inclusive and accessible learning environment

In our session we will show how can we bridges the gap between the physical classroom and the online (distance learning) environment. When educators move their lesson materials online, they face a significant challenge in maintaining the engaging and interactive elements that make them effective. How we can create inclusive, equitable, and accessible online learning environment is a significant challenge in the ever-changing landscape of online education.

In-context social video annotations offer a promising solution to address these limitations and promote inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in online learning.

In-context social video annotations involve augmenting educational videos with interactive annotations that appear within the video content itself. By embedding annotations directly into the video, learners can actively engage with the material in a personalized and dynamic manner, enhancing their understanding and fostering a sense of community.

The use of in-context social video annotations brings several benefits to create an inclusive learning environment. It caters to different learning styles and preferences, accommodating diverse needs and improving comprehension. Equity is promoted through the collaborative nature of in-context social video annotations. Learners can contribute their own annotations, facilitating peer learning and knowledge sharing. By democratizing the annotation process, learners from various backgrounds can bring their unique perspectives and experiences into the learning space, enriching the overall educational experience. The flexibility and interactivity of in-context annotations ensure that learners can adapt the learning experience to their specific accessibility needs, and offers  a promising approach to creating an inclusive, equitable, and accessible online learning environment. Integrating in-context social video annotations into instructional materials can contribute all learners in the evolving landscape of online education.

In our session we will reference real examples and also research we did at the Open University by mapping active and collaborative learning in higher education through annotations in hyper-video by learning analytics
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/jcal.12714

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