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How Tech Companies Can Help Achieve TAACCCT Goals

Working with technology companies can help you satisfy SGA requirements of the TAACCCT program and deliver innovative and effective technology services within your program.

We can help you get connected with technology companies that can facilitate and create a “makeover” of SkillsCommons materials. These makeovers add value to the OER material.  By taking TAACCCT content (“before”) from the SkillsCommons Repository and producing something better (“after”) you will have materials that align with  TAACCCT goals and satisfies SGA requirements.

Working with Technology Companies can help to:

  • Make content better – more engaging, interactive, aesthetically appealing, easy to navigate, more usable, easy to redistribute and adopt, and any other way that can accelerate student learning.
  • Make content more inter-operable and readily adoptable for use in delivery channels such as a learning management system, virtual classroom, mobile delivery etc.  The makeover can repackage content for more reliable and effective integration into multiple platforms.
  • Make content more readily accessible (e.g. section 508 compliant) to different audiences.  The makeover needs to reflect Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. All SkillsCommons Makeover Partners must provide a VPAT (when appropriate).
  • Enable users to use and/or create free and open educational resources with Creative Commons licenses easily.
  • Showcase how the makeover could be more sustainable, benefiting faculty, students, institutions, and industries.

Tech Companies Participating in SkillsCommons Makeovers

Blackboard

Contact
David Jero
Strategic Account Executive
Phone: 925-705-5525
Email: david.jero@Blackboard.com
Web: www.blackboard.com

Blackboard

Organize a wide range of educational content into a course of study that is easy for both students and faculty.

Makeover: A catalog of content different file types into a curriculum for teaching and learning.


Focus Eduvation

Contact
Vik Aurora
VP – Strategic Partnerships
Phone: 781-376-6922
Web: www.focuseduvation.com

Focus Eduvation

A custom e-Learning solutions provider of services for industry verticals.

Makeover: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles


Microburst Learning

Contact
Rebecca Bazzle
Creative Director
Phone: 803-719-5073
Email: r.bazzle@microburstlearning.com
Web: www.microburstlearning.org

Microburst Learning

Create custom engaging interactive online lessons.

Makeover: Add and ensure accessibility for multiple file types.


Read Speaker

Contact
Paul B. Kim
Business Development Manager
Phone: (214) 504-5283
Email: paul.kim@readspeaker.com
Web : www.readspeaker.com

ReadSpeaker

Add text-to-speech capabilities to any webpage

Makeover: Word Doc Lesson to an Interactive Lesson


Soft Chalk

Contact
Phone: 877-638-2425
Email: learnmore@softchalk.com
Web: www.softchalk.com

SoftChalk

Easy to use authoring and publishing services for academic teaching and learning materials.

Makeover: Word Doc Lesson to an Interactive Lesson


Vital Source

Vital Source

Create a more accessible, usable, and interoperable ebook.
Makeover: Lengthy Word Document into an eBook