The ALdia project will create an innovative, comprehensive and sustainable framework that will promote the equal access of disabled students and trainees to University education and vocational training.
This framework will:
a) define disabled student needs in both higher education and VET sectors,
b) develop and field-test an innovative, flexible, Massive Open Online Course for higher education lecturers and VET trainers, and
c) validate the acquired expertise through certification that will be based on the ECVET principles, thus facilitating its use across Europe. It is thus expected to generate genuine and sustainable improvements in the education and training system and policies.
The development of collaborative teaching and learning pedagogies are a horizontal objective of the ALdia project. They will be used in two respects:
a) the ALdia training methodology and practice will be using all the collaborative learning techniques available for distance learning;
b) the accessible learning design that will be taught by the ALdia training will incorporate, where appropriate, collaborative teaching techniques.