Internet resources, learning activities, online forums, dedicated website. The module includes a book, E-Learning and Disability in Higher Education: Accessibility Research and Practice by Jane K Seale (London: Routledge, 2006). This will be provided online as part of the study materials. You will be expected to read most of the book so you may prefer to buy your own print copy.
As an OU student, you can use The Open University Library website. This provides access via the internet to a wide range of online resources such as databases, full-text journals, reference sources, ebooks, newspapers, images and more to support your studies. You can use these to do a literature search, keep up-to-date with your subject or read around a topic. Support for developing and improving your information searching skills is available on the Library website and the Library Learners Helpdesk is there seven days a week to provide held and advice on finding and using information.
You may also need access to a research library, either a university or large public or private library. There may be charges for borrowing rights, inter-library loans and photocopying. Details of free access schemes for borrowing and reference in academic libraries can be found on the Library website.
You will need
Some activities are based on common Microsoft and Windows software. If you use alternatives, you may have to adapt the activities yourself.
The module includes optional use of an online tutorial tool. If you wish to take part in the audio discussion, you will need a computer with audio and a headset with a built-in microphone.