About the collection
The ambition of the TINEL Project (Towards Inclusive eLearning: Improving Accessibility of eLearning in Higher Education from Universal Design for Learning perspective) is to contribute to a shift from the notion of accessibility for separate – so called vulnerable or disadvantaged groups – to an inclusive mindset based on Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL) thinking.
As a part of TINEL Erasmus+ project, a “Call for Proposals for Higher Education Institutions” was launched to present the current best practice initiatives for inclusive and flexible education in eLearning and blended learning. Four out of the nine proposals were extended into articles, providing an overview of the current landscape of UDeL in higher education. These articles reflect the diversity of UDeL cases as they represent a number of different dimensions: from student diversity to strategic and organisational levels.
Editor of the collection is Merja Saarela, EdD, Principal Research Scientist, Research Manager and the leader of Multisensory and Assistive technology research group in the Research Unit of Smart Services at HAMK.
Merja Saarela, Håkan Eftring, Helen Petrie, Anne Britt Torkildsby & Tarja Ladonlahti
Improving Accessibility of eLearning in Higher Education from Universal Design for Learning Perspective
Miikka J. Lehtonen, Jia Ying Chew, Katharina S. Schilli & Adithya Varadarajan
Nordic Rebels: A Blended Approach to Fix Higher Education
Marianne Engen Matre, Rune Andersen, Maren Schelbred Thormodsæter & Mauricio Omar Cifuentes
Digital Competence – Providing Tools to Create an Inclusive eLearning Course