NCCC Electronic Learning Compliance Initiative

Lisa Dubuc

Project Team
  • Donna Simiele, Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College

2015

Tier One

Project Abstract:

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) eLearning department is seeking funding to launch a new initiative designed to assess and assist faculty in ensuring that all online courses meet the compliance requirements set forth by the Higher Education Act (HEQA), Middle States, and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). NCCC will expand upon the efforts already set in place by the SUNY FACT2 Advisory Council and the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) Competency Development Team.

Specifically, funds will be used to initiate the Electronic Learning Compliance Initiative in an effort to better gauge existing compliance problems and to create an action plan that will allow NCCC eLearning faculty to better learn about accessibility and their legal obligations when creating content for distribution online. Ultimately,the College will be able to offer customized professional development opportunities, workshops, online "tips of the week", blog posts, and/or online webinars and videos designed to address main areas of concern.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016). Also partnering with Empire State and Alfred State to deliver a portion of Accessibility in their MOOC project.