Development of accessible online resources for 3D Design workshops ADM201 JISC TechDis HEAT 2 funded project report 2008
AbstractThe original request was for equipment to build accessible resources for the 3D Design Workshops which were being re-built as part of a Faculty Blended Learning strategy and rebuilding program. The developed into two streams; 1. The development of online resources to support hands on training in methods and equipment in the 3D workshops. 2. A loan facility for students to borrow to record their work, crit sessions, field trips and other learning events. Using a range of equipment (Edirol audio recorder, Camcorder, iPod, Digital Camera) in conjunction with the local appointment of an e-developer and support, students were provided with a more inclusive range of facilities and solutions. Students were able to access audio feedback, record teaching sessions, document 3D practical work or activities on video and produce a wider range of support materials. Audio to text transcription was also explored. The project describes how a change in circumstances offered an opportunity to provide access to the equipment through the student support office and had a far wider impact than originally projected by bringing together staff members from different areas of student support around disability, and given them a clear view of how students feel, and where they would like to see improvements or greater communication.
Renton, Lucy (2008) Development of accessible online resources for 3D Design workshops ADM201 JISC TechDis HEAT 2 funded project report 2008.