using infographics for teaching and learning

Getting Started Guide: Using Infographics for Teaching and Learning

Infographics are everywhere these days, from Twitter feeds to cereal boxes. And with good reason: they make it easy to share data and important information in an easily digestible and engaging format. Infographics might look complicated to make but in reality, anyone, even those who aren’t design experts, can make one. The process can actually[…]

WCAG 2.1: Learning the Basics of Web Accessibility Guidelines

WCAG 2.1: Learning the Basics of Web Accessibility Guidelines

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, better known as WCAG, are a series of web accessibility guidelines created by the Web Accessibility Initiative, a branch of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG is geared towards serving those with disabilities, but also provide guidance on creating websites that are accessible for ALL users by laying out[…]

Tech to Try: Flipgrid

What Is Flipgrid? Flipgrid is a website that allows instructors to create a grid of 240-character-or-less discussion questions that students respond to using equally short recorded videos. Grids can be made up of classes, sections, faculty groups, cohorts, or any assortment of users who are interested in discussing a shared set of questions, usually with[…]

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Alt Text: An Introduction to Creating Accessible Web-Based Images

What Is Alt Text? Alt or alternate text is an HTML attribute added to an image (it lives within the IMG tag and appears here, bolded for emphasis <img src=’image location” alt=””>). Alt text serves a couple of different purposes: It helps search engines properly understand and index images. It is displayed in the place[…]

Total Access: Understanding and Applying Universal Design

It’s impossible to have a discussion about accessibility without touching on universal design. While accessibility often focuses on making things easier for those with disabilities to use, universal design goes a step further, creating an ideal model where usability is maximized for everyone. Sound interesting? It is! Even better, it’s broken down into some basic[…]

Getting More Out of Lynda.com: 8 Tips to Become a Lynda Pro

Both students and instructors at College of DuPage have access to Lynda.com (if you haven’t yet signed up, the Library explains how here). A division of the popular social networking site LinkedIn, the site offers training videos and courses on a wide range of topics, from creating Excel spreadsheets to editing high-quality videos in Adobe[…]