Cerritos College's Tech-Ed Experts Presented at International Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2010
MEDIA CONTACT:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878
NORWALK, Calif. - September 22, 2010 - Cerritos College Dean of Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Dr. Lucinda Aborn and Chair of Educational Technology Dr. Cynthia Alexander had an honor to present at the International Conference on High Education and Disability in Innsbruck, Austria, on July 22.
Entitled "2010 Distance Education Access Guidelines: Implementing Universal Design," the presentation was a joint effort of Dr. Aborn, Dr. Alexander and Disability Specialist Miriam Gottlieb from Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.
The presentation discussed distance education (DE) regulations in the California Community College System and how individual colleges in the system provide access to DE for disabled students and incorporate universal learning design in DE courses.
"The conference was an opportunity to share how Universal Design is being incorporated into Distance Education courses to the benefit of all students. We also learned about new approaches, programs and best practices with participants from 37 countries from all over the world," said Dr. Aborn, who, along with Dr. Alexander, attended the conference without expense to the district.
Established in 1992, the International Conference on Higher Education and Disability is held every three years at the University of Innsbruck and invites post-secondary educators, administrators and disability service providers from around the world.
For more information about the Cerritos College DSPS program, please visit www.cerritos.edu/dsps. For information about the Cerritos College Educational Technology Program please visit www.cerritos.edu/edt.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online athttp://www.cerritos.edu/.