Considering accessibility in post-pandemic teaching modes: Opinion

July 15, 2021
Postsecondary institutions must carefully consider how course content is delivered post-pandemic to give students the benefits of accessible learning, writes Jenae Cohn. The author explains that the meaning of returning to “normal” is unclear, and that going back to pre-pandemic teaching styles would make education less accessible. Cohn explains that rethinking leveraging online and hybrid learning as well as faculty technology expertise can enhance accessibility. The author suggests focusing more on learning and less on instruction methods, developing a shared vocabulary for online and in-person instruction methods, using a “less is more” philosophy when developing courses, and using principles of Universal Design for Learning to benefit all students. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Editorial)