DOLCE - March 4, 2022 - Faculty presentations on privacy, accessibility, and engagement
From Andy Jones
ATS' March 4th DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) meeting featured faculty and staff presenting on instructional technology and pedagogy topics.
Lisa Rapalyea of Human Ecology briefed attendees on the joys and challenges of teaching during the
pandemic, with a focus on addressing the privacy needs of students who
want to speak anonymously about sensitive subjects in her Human
Sexuality classes, and addressing the learning and communication needs
of people with disabilities (including Professor Rapalyea herself).
Alisa Shubb from Communication subsequently presented on "An Approach to Student Engagement: Using live lecture, lecture capture, short videos,and a custom textbook." Interest in Lecture Capture has understandably skyrocketed in recent years. Professor Shubb, who is also the Academic Senate President at American River College, showed us how she combines a variety of tools and approaches in her classes.
Finally, Dr. Andy introduced attendees to Joshua Hori, the new Accessibility Coordinator for IET’s Academic Technology Services. For the past 10+ years Josh has been involved with alternate media, web accessibility, and accessible technology implementations across the campus for students with disabilities and believes they should be used by all. Josh has also served as tech consultant for the UC Davis MIND institute in research on mobile apps and organization for students with learning disabilities and students on the spectrum.