Increasingly, webinars are being used to deliver teaching in the HE sector (Cornelius, 2014) and one of the reasons for this is institutions operating across multiple sites (Fisher, Exley and Ciobanu, 2014). The University of Bedfordshire now operates over 7 sites, including London and Birmingham. Consequently, webinar delivery is beginning to form part of our learning development offering. As part of anticipatory adjustments, online learning material should be inclusive and content should adhere to inclusive pedagogy.
This session will discuss the impact of HE on students with SpLDs and consider the practice and theories of inclusive webinar design and delivery, along with examples of good practice.
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