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Learning Community Marketing 

Effective Marketing Planning

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PM 

The speaker will cover various effective communication/marketing strategies and integrating media platforms into campaign building to successfully reach the right audiences.

Learning Community Diversity and Accessibility

Essential for Some, Helpful for All: Accessibility in the Context of Universal Design

Thursday, April 13, 2023

2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PM 

Creating more inclusive communications opens the door to greater opportunities for participation for everyone. However, realizing the full potential of existing communication tools requires attention to accessibility to ensure everyone can be part of the conversation. In this presentation, you will learn how to make slides and other content more accessible through the implementation of five best practices captured by the acronym SLIDE. These practices apply to content created for any kind of delivery (virtual, in-person or hybrid). Along with accessibility, participants will be introduced to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that will be modeled through the design and delivery of this session itself. UDL is a framework pioneered at CAST for designing learning experiences that are optimized to address variability and diversity.

Learning Community Instructional Design & Information Technology

What’s Coming Next with Technology for Communications and Education


2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT

We’ll review some of the up and coming technologies, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, chat bots, and more.

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