Learner Survey: What would make your learning experience more inclusive, accessible, and flexible?
Tipperary ETB Further Education and Training (FET) Service is inviting our learners to be part of a national survey which aims to find out what changes will make our FET centres, programmes or courses, more inclusive, accessible, and flexible. All our learners, full and part-time, are invited to share their thoughts. Your feedback will inform the development of the National Charter for Universal Design in Tertiary Education.
Why should I participate?
A universal design approach helps us to build more flexibility, accessibility, and inclusivity into how we design and deliver education, and this benefits everyone. Your views will contribute and support us to better understand the learner experience, and directly influence the development of the National Charter for Universal Design in Tertiary Education – including all of Further Education and Training (FET), and Higher Education (HE). You can find out more about the Charter project here.
Who can participate?
All our Further Education and Training (FET) learners in programmes can take part. The survey will take approx. 10-15 mins to complete. Before you click to complete the survey, we encourage you to reflect on the four key questions below outlined in the additional information section.
Plus, all respondents have the option of being entered into a draw for a €100 One 4 All Voucher!
Deadline for Response: Please respond by Friday, 10 November 2023
The four key questions are?
As well as asking which ETB you are learning in we’ll ask:
- What are the three biggest changes you would make to how you are taught and assessed on you course/programme to make it more accessible, inclusive, and flexible?
In your answers, you might consider teaching approaches, the types/ accessibility/ inclusiveness of learning materials, assessments, availability and formats of online material or anything else.
- What are the three biggest changes you would make to how supports and services are designed and provided at your university/college/centre to make them more accessible, inclusive, and flexible?
In your answers, you might consider supports and services like admissions, libraries, disability, childcare, counselling, IT support, learning support or any others.
- What are the three biggest changes you would make to the online platforms & digital communications used by your university/college/centre to improve how you access and use them?
In your answers, you might consider the main website, online booking systems, the virtual learning environment (Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Teams, Brightspace, Loop), assessment submission platforms, your email/SMS system or anything else.
- What are the three biggest changes you would make to the buildings and outdoor areas of your university/college/centre to reduce barriers and/or improve your experience?
In your answers, you might consider building access, social spaces, workspaces, prayer spaces, the sensory experience, toilets and changing places, signage, routes through the campus or anything else.
What will happen with my response?
Survey responses will be collected, stored and destroyed in accordance with AHEAD’s Data Protection policy. AHEAD are a national collaborator on this project. The data will only be shared with project working groups tasked with identifying key themes.
These key themes will be used to inform the development of the National Charter for Universal Design in Tertiary Education, and the associated toolkit for institutions. Anonymised comments may be used within published reports on this work, or in related presentations and campaigns, or funding reports about the project.
Post expires at 12:12pm on Monday October 16th, 2023