Upcoming events

    • March 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Belhaven University, Jackson, MS
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    ACCESSibility: Opening awareness, Opening opportunities, Opening connections

    Our theme this year addresses a critical issue for practitioners and administrators in online Christian education. Accessibility is not simply about how we access education but our missional calling, our philosophical approach, and our willingness to meet students where they are. There are a number of ways that learners can accomplish learning goals but in many cases, those options are limited and capabilities can be challenging. Our name, ACCESS, suggests that we support the process of learning across multiple platforms, venues, and entry points.

    Some Christian institutions are currently facing litigation for non-compliance in online and residential course content, materials, and websites. These institutions are required to show proof-of-progress, be fully compliant in a few short years, and ultimately make new content fully accessible. These and many other issues related to accessibility are important to the field of Christian online education.
     
    ACCESS 2019 will provide insight to issues of accessibility with assistive technologies, student support, and course design, to name a few. Please come and participate in this very important conversation.