DIVERSASIA-Embracing diversity in ASIA through the adoption of Inclusive Open Practices
Start date: 15 January 2021
Duration: 3 years
- 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.
- 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.