KISS: The Value of Simplicity in Online Education
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Keywords

accessibility
best practices
course design
diversity
equity
inclusivity
online education
universal design
usability

How to Cite

Echeles, J. (2021). KISS: The Value of Simplicity in Online Education. The Northwest ELearning Journal, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/nwelearn.1.1.5605

Abstract

Keeping diversity and inclusion in mind throughout the process of online course design and delivery can be daunting to instructors, course developers, and content creators. These concepts, along with access equity and legal compliance, can seem distant from the principal objective of content presentation and instruction. Recent public health circumstances resulted in much of higher education’s move to remote learning. This reveals the need for quality online education that seeks to remove barriers and create challenging and engaging opportunities for all learners. This article presents research-based and established best practices and universal standards to help educators create accessible, usable, and inclusive online learning environments in a way that simplifies the process, meets rigorous standards, and improves the experience for all learners.

https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/nwelearn.1.1.5605
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