Comparing disability accommodations in online courses: a cross-classification

Terras, K., Anderson, S. and Grave, S. (2020) Comparing disability accommodations in online courses: a cross-classification. Journal of Educators Online, 17(2),

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This study shares similarities and differences in the experiences of graduate students with disabilities receiving accommodations in online courses based on their disability classifications. Data were collected using semistructured interviews and analyzed to identify core ideas through constant comparison, and propositions were formulated according to disability classification. The results indicated that all the participants were self-accommodated in online courses and were successful. The participants with ADHD were most impacted by their disability while those with visual impairments and chronic health impairments appeared least impacted in the online learning environment. Individualized, inclusive approaches for accommodating students in online programs are critical to supporting the development of the learner.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Postsecondary, disability services, disability classifications, online learning, disability accommodations.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Anderson, Dr Sarah
Authors: Terras, K., Anderson, S., and Grave, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Journal of Educators Online
Publisher:Journal of Educators Online
ISSN (Online):1547-500X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Educators Online 17(2)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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