Would you like to get a head start in learning about the inclusive use of educational technologies?
This is a great opportunity for School of Education students to gain experience with learning technologies, evaluating technologies for accessibility by individuals with disabilities, and in developing access plans and instructor-oriented guidance for using technologies inclusively.
Description of duties:
Interns will participate in a 5-week training program, followed by a 10-week field experience evaluating learning technologies, documenting results, and authoring guidance documentation. Specifically, interns will:
Disabilities 101 and how individuals with disabilities use information technology.
How to create accessible documents and web content.
How to test document, websites, and applications for accessibility.
How to judge vendor provided Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs), including how to review a product's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).
Gain an understanding of the IDEA act (K-12) and Title II of the ADA (Higher Ed) and what it means for inclusive use of technologies by instructional staff.
Deep dive into one or more learning technologies:
Develop an understanding of how the learning technology would be used.
Create walkthrough scripts for key functional paths using the technology.
Perform accessibility evaluations:
Gather the vendor's accessibility information.
Assist with evaluating whether users with disabilities and users of assistive technologies will encounter any barriers using the technology.
Document the results and assist in writing guidance documentation for faculty and instructional designers on how to plan for accessibility and inclusion when using the technology.
Currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program at Indiana University and in good academic standing.
Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, and audio scripts/video scripts. Ability to demonstrate attention to detail in all deliverables and communications. Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize information/data and provide recommendations for designing learning solutions. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Background in educational psychology and technology, instructional design, or industrial-organizational psychology.
Salary Plan: HS
Salary Grade: HS
Job Function: Student Temporary
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