Tutor profile: Amanda J.
I need to improve my writing. Is there an "easy button" I can press?
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Subject: Information Technology
What advantages might cloud-based web applications provide over more traditional, locally installed software?
Cloud-based software can be accessible from many different devices nearly anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. Often, these applications are less particular about what operating system you are using, allowing you to collaborate with colleagues and other students across devices and platforms. Spill juice on your laptop? No worries about data loss. Phone get stolen? It can be much easier to secure your data. Although there can be disadvantages to cloud-based software, many times users find the advantages far outweigh the risks.
In what ways can implementing universal design principles into your curriculum lead to a better educational experience for all students?
Having to make accommodations for students with special needs can sometimes feel burdensome. But the fact is, by designing and using instructional materials that are more universally accessible, we often enhance learning opportunities for all students. For example, displaying captions on a video you are showing in class may help deaf and hard of hearing students follow along, but it may also make things easier for your students for whom English is not a first language. Studies also show that displaying captions along with audio increases student retention and understanding - a result that benefits us all.
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