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Wednesday, October 20 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Using Google Sites to Create Accessible and Mobile Friendly Open Ed Resources for Everyone

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More than 70% of our students are accessing our web resources from a mobile device, so Open Ed Resources must be created to provide a great experience on mobile. Additionally, making the Resources fully accessible easily is critical to ensure that all students can access the Resources we create. If it isn't Open to All, it isn't truly Open.

For those reasons, Austin Community College which serves an extremely diverse in every metric student body of 70,000 annually, has been using the New Google Sites to create Open Ed Resources.

In this presentation, we will cover why we chose this platform with examples of our work, what it provides our students, and an introduction on how to use it. Though the content will focus on Google Sites with mentions of other platforms for non-Google schools, the information on mobile friendly platforms and accessibility is applicable across the web regardless of platform.

*NOTE* If you want to follow along on how to use it, you will have to have access to Google Sites which any organization with Google Suite should have (ie, if you use GMail or Google Classroom at your org you most likely have G Suite)

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of accessible and mobile friendly Open Ed Resources in ensuring equitable access and how to achieve that generally on websites
  • Know the strengths and weaknesses of authoring OERs with Google Sites
  • Have a basic understanding of how to begin authoring OERs with Google Sites


Robert Foster

Front-End Developer, Austin Community College

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:40am EDT
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