2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM: Breakout Sessions
Discussing Accessibility: Best Practices and Consideration for Online/Distance Education
This panel discussion will focus on the legal, practical, and pedagogical aspects of accessibility in online and distance education. Presenters will discuss what their institutions are doing to address ADA issues, captioning, Universal Design for Learning and best practices for campus wide success with accessibility. Audience participation is encouraged.
Track: Accessibility
Room: Bowie B (Floor 2)
Dr. Justin Louder, Texas Tech University, Assistant Vice Provost
Justin R Louder, Ed.D. is Assistant Vice Provost for Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning.
Justin R Louder, Ed.D. is Assistant Vice Provost for Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning, where he acts as the primary consultant for TTU Colleges and Department leaders on the development of new, high demand eLearning degree and certificate proposals, oversees Blackboard support, instructional design, compliance and regulation for online and regional site programs. Frequent national and international presenter, lecturer and author on the topics of distance and online learning, student ethics, and academic integrity, Dr. Louder is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the TTU College of Education. He also holds several certifications related to online course design and delivery (e.g., Certified Blackboard Trainer, Certified QM Peer Reviewer) and is an experienced online instructor. Additionally, Dr. Louder has secured over $2.1 million in grants in the fields of ethics and health and human services.
Dr. Jackie Luft, Texas Tech University, Accessibility Specialist
Jackie L. Luft, Ed.D. is the Accessibility Specialist for Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning where she works with our instructional design team to ensure all our online courses are ADA complaint. Her experience before joining Texas Tech includes both public K-12 and higher education settings, including both face-to-face and online instruction, consultation and administration.
Ms. Michele Betancourt, Wharton County Junior College, Director of Distance Education
Michele Betancourt, Director of Distance Education, Wharton County Junior College. Michele has taught online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses for over 15 years. She has received awards for innovative excellence in teaching, learning and technology and for exemplary online courses. She currently serves on the THECB Learning Technology Advisory Committee.
Mr. Raymond Rose, Rose & Smith Associates, President
Raymond Rose, Online Learning and Accessibility Evangelist, Rose & Smith Associates. Ray has over two decades of experience creating and managing online programs. He has developed a national reputation as an expert on creating accessible and equitable online learning experiences for all learners. He has authored related publications and chapters.