Lightning 1.1: The use of inclusive e-learning academic tools to support under-represented HEA target groups in higher education
Students who are underrepresented in higher education can be underprepared for the transition into third level education. These cohorts of students may not have had the educational opportunity to develop the academic skills required for higher education.
Maynooth University Access Programme and the National Learning Network collaborated to provide students with universally designed e-learning tools to support the development of academic and wellbeing skills, supporting retention and successful progression in academia for all cohorts of students in higher education.
The universal design approach has enabled a solution to be created that grew from supporting the needs of students with disabilities and now has broad applicability to all students, including intersectional and underrepresented groups.
This workshop provides a perspective on underrepresented students’ academic needs, while delivering a practical guide to using universally designed e-learning tools.
Slides for Lightning Talk 1.1, Day 2
Additional Resources/Further Reading
National Access Plan 2022-2028:
gov.ie - National Access Plan 2022-2028 (www.gov.ie)
Action plan for increasing Traveller participation in higher education:
gov.ie - Action plan for increasing Traveller participation in higher education (www.gov.ie)