Student Digital Assistants - Digital Accessibility

Details

1026448
City University of London
15/05/2021
3 Months
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Smart Casual
 

Pay

£14.26
£1.72
 

Description

The Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) team are currently looking to recruit City students to assist with an ongoing review of the University's digital offer and educational technology tools.

The project aims to make City’s online sites more accessible and in particular to review and improve our educational technology e.g. Moodle, Blogs, Lecture Capture, poll everywhere, Teams and Zoom.

We wish to recruit students who have a disability or are neurodiverse and use assistive technologies e.g. screen readers, speech to text, magnification, productivity tools, devices or software to study online using City’s educational technology and are interested in improving the accessibility and usability of these tools.

TO APPLY PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR COVER LETTER:
1. What subject are you studying?
2. What assistive technology or techniques do you use and how does it help you study?
3. What educational technology tools would you like to see improved and how would
that help you study online, including from video recordings?

• Share your experiences of using City’s educational technology tools e.g. Moodle,
Blogs, Lecture Capture, poll everywhere, Teams and Zoom e.g. in a focus group
• Share your expertise in using assistive and personal technology tools to study
smarter online e.g. document tips and guidance for students.
• Test City’s educational technology tools using scenarios e.g. take part in zoom
breakout room or submit a video assignment and feedback on improvements to
instructions, settings, tools and experience.
• We are looking to recruit students who have a disability or are neurodiverse and rely on assistive technologies e.g. screen readers to study online using City’s educational technology tools, and are interested in improving the accessibility and usability of these tools.
• We also wish to recruit students who have a disability or are neurodiverse who study online without assistive technology but who have experience of using City’s educational technology tools and of studying from recordings e.g. video screencasts or recordings from Teams or Zoom.
• We aim to recruit from a range of subject areas and technology uses and the tasks set will be those typical for a student.

Please include the below questions in your cover letter:

1. What subject are you studying?
2. What assistive technology or techniques do you use and how does it help you study?
3. What educational technology tools would you like to see improved and how would
that help you study online, including from video recordings?
Remote
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: 19.07.2021
Working Pattern: TBA with the hiring team, up to 6 hours per week

This advert will expire at 23:59 on the 21st May 2021

Disclaimer: this advert may end earlier if we receive sufficient applications before the deadline. If you wish to apply for this role, please apply sooner rather than later.

Please note payroll at City University Unitemps, runs monthly with mid-month timesheet cut off dates. Before applying to this role please ensure you view the payroll deadline dates here

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