DIVERSASIA (2021-2024)

DIVERSASIA

DIVERSASIA-Embracing diversity in ASIA through the adoption of Inclusive Open Practices

Website: https://diversasia-accessible-he.eu/

618615-EPP-1-2020-1-UKEPPKA2-CBHEJP

Start date: 15 January 2021
Duration: 3 years

Partnership

  • The Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India
  • Vellore Institute Of Technology Trust-Vit University, India
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
  • Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
  • Gazi University, Turkey
  • University of Latvia, Latvia
  • SoftQNR, Serbia
  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria
  • National Association Of Professionals Working With Disabled People, Bulgaria
  • PhoenixKM BVBA, Belgium

Aims and objectives

  • To ensure students with disabilities can enjoy the same access to Higher Education (HE) as their peers and enjoy access to digital training materials (OERs _ Open Educational Resources and MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses).
  • Build capabilities and resources of Indian and Bangladeshi Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to include a diversity of students, especially those with learning disabilities.
  • Provide inclusive education training and tools to HEI staff, including guidelines, checklists and leading edge practices by following Universal Design of Learning (UDL) guidelines and principles.
  • Provide a Validation Guidelines Toolkit that assesses the current level of accessibility of OERs and MOOCs in India and Bangladesh.
  • Ensure awareness and uptake of accessible OERs and MOOCs by HEIs in partner country networks.

Outcomes

  • DIVERSASIA handbook which will suggest strategies that overcome the issues of inclusion, diversity and cultural differences in 21st century Higher Education Institutions in Asia.
  • Innovative Toolkit with guidelines, checklists, best/good practices to implement universal design of learning.
  • Innovative Assessment And Validation Strategy for OERs (SCORM) and MOOCs to review and assess their level of accessibility and to enable further revision to reach an increased accessibility level.

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