Colleges and Universities are required by law to provide programs and services that are accessible to all qualified participants, including those with disabilities. What does that mean for you as an instructor? What do you need to know to facilitate the inclusion of all students in your classes?
Do you print your documents and emails with eco friendly, “green” fonts? I’ll be honest; this is something that I never really thought about. Sure, it’s pretty obvious that printing out emails or documents that can be read online is not a “green” thing to do; and that printing only the required amount of materials for your job is certainly more environmentally friendly than printing large quantities of materials that will become obsolete. But, it had never occurred to me how much impact I could have on reducing the use of resources, both here at JCC and at home.
We strive to be environmentally friendly. It makes sense that using larger, bolder fonts would use more ink or toner. Here are a few ways that you can begin to conserve ink and toner and therefore reduce your internal printing costs.
Did You Know…Evaluating the quality of material found on web pages requires two actions: 1) be suspicious, and 2) think critically about every page you find. The following checklist; devised by Joe Barker of the Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley, will help you with your critique.
Did You Know…Question and answer websites have popped up all over the Internet. These interactive sites are designed to connect individuals and help them get answers to questions. Sharon Housley compiled a list of some of the more popular Question & Answers websites:
When we talk about good Web layout, and student usability of courses, one of the main factors is the readability of the textual content that they are expected to learn and/or interact with. Any number of factors can hinder this usability – which include, but are certainly not limited to, images that, rather than enhancing the learning, become distractions with movement or irrelevance to the topic at hand; difficult to read fonts. Likewise, serif-style fonts (i.e. Times New Roman) are generally more difficult to read on a computer screen than their sans-serif (Arial, Tahoma, Calibri) cousins, as well as too much text filling up the field of vision.