Manish Malik – PhD student, Educational Research
As a learning tool, Moodle offers great flexibility to academics to allow them to deliver tailored support to their courses. Amongst this flexibility is a range of accessibility support available to students to enable them to overcome difficulties in accessing material. But how do we ensure that all users are able to get the most out of Moodle?
For distance learner Manish Malik along with academics Dr Rebecca Marsden, Dr Ann-Marie Houghton and Dr Sue Cranmer this is an area that needs to be researched in more detail. They hope that by the end of the project they will be able to produce a document to support academics in setting up accessible Moodle pages in a more efficient manner.
Manish is now busily researching the practices of other institutions and organisations to identify best practices. He hopes to see the fruits of this research turned into an effective supporting document for all academics in the near future.
This all represents an area of considerable interest for Manish, sourced from personal experiences & his own professional curiosity, who is keen to develop his understanding of the accessibility needs of other students.
This project is now complete, read the case study blog entry on Enhancing Moodle Accessibility.