|Physics Lab Haptic Pendulum Project||A-Prompt||Music Notation|
|Interactive Learning Tools||MathML Project|
The Network for Inclusive Distance Education (NIDE) is a collaborative project intended to expand the paradigm of distance education to include users of adaptive technologies. Many people benefit daily from distance education; reduced travel time and costs allow the user to dedicate more time to educational pursuits. The medium of electronic learning is also a particularly important learning tool for people with disabilities for whom transportation issues can be a concern. As well, many people with disabilities who are unable to hold and/or read a book can access electronic text easily through adaptive technologies.
The benefits for people with disabilities provided by distance learning opportunities are great, but access to traditional modes of distance education has been restricted. Traditional distance education tools, like synchronous communication tools such as ICQ or IRC, and interactive learning modules, are not currently accessible to users of adaptive technologies.
The objectives of the NIDE project
Listed below are the various areas that make up the project:
- Accessible Synchronous Communication Tools
- Physics Lab Haptic Pendulum Project
- Music Notation
- MathML Project
- Accessible Interactive Learning Tools