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Education for All

92dfeb863138a5a9c0453ed80f9c8c75?s=47 Pamela Fox
February 23, 2021

Education for All

How can educational resources be brought online in a scalable and accessible manner?

Slides were presented at HackThis, an education focused hackathon, in August 2020.

https://hackthis.hackillinois.org/

92dfeb863138a5a9c0453ed80f9c8c75?s=128

Pamela Fox

February 23, 2021
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  1. Education for All Pamela Fox, Khan Academy tinyurl.com/pamela-edu4all

  2. My background: College USC Computer Science + Linguistics + 3D

    Animation Projects
  3. My journey in EdTech Google Maps API Developer Advocate Frontend

    Engineer Computing Content Creator
  4. Digitized learning

  5. Online video https://www.coursera.org/learn/race-cultural-diversity-american-life/lecture/TvWrr/1-1-introd ucing-the-key-concepts-and-social-challenges Video with Transcript + Notes +

    Questions
  6. Computerized practice https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/civil-war-era/reconstru ction/e/reconstruction https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programmin g/programming/interactive-programs/pc/challenge-tasty-tomato Multiple Choice with feedback

    Coding Challenge with hints
  7. Interactive simulations https://www.labxchange.org/library/items/lb:LabXchange:9548bee3 :lx_simulation:1 https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar /effects/particle/pi/fireworks-simulator

  8. Personalization

  9. Progress tracking https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-statistics/quantitative-data-ap

  10. Recommendations https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-statistics

  11. Education should be... • Global • Accessible • Inclusive •

    Equitable
  12. Global

  13. Translations https://cs.khanacademy.org/math/4-trida/xa8685ed041b30ff1:nas obeni-a-deleni/xa8685ed041b30ff1:slovni-ulohy-na-nasobeni-a-de leni/e/multi-step-word-problems-with-whole-numbers https://hi.khanacademy.org/math/class-8th-math-revision/x97334f8bf68 bdc88:algebraic-expressions/x97334f8bf68bdc88:adding-and-subtracti ng-polynomials/e/add---subtract-polynomials--two-variables-challenge

  14. RTL support https://www.abjjad.com/ https://www.worldreadyguides.com/post/ux-best-practices-for-bi-directional-languages

  15. Mobile access

  16. Zero-rating https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Zero https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-rating

  17. Offline access https://learningequality.org/kolibri/

  18. Accessible

  19. Keyboard accessible https://blockly-demo.appspot.com/static/demos/keyboard_nav/index.html

  20. Screen reader support https://knowbility.org/blog/2019/using-screen-readers-new-twitter/ <h1>All about cats</h2> <p>Want to learn

    about cats? You’ve come to the right place!</p> <h2>Cat breeds</h2> <ul> <li> Maine coon <li>Siberian <li>Domestic shorthair </ul> Semantic HTML: <img src=”jackson.jpg” alt=”A large black and white fluffy cat sitting under a tree”> Alternate text for visuals:
  21. ASL explanations https://developer.apple.com/asl-videos/

  22. Physical interfaces https://codejumper.com

  23. Reduced motion @media (prefers-reduced-motion: reduce) { button { animation: none;

    } } @media (prefers-reduced-motion: no-preference) { button { animation: spin 0.3s linear infinite both; } } https://web.dev/prefers-reduced-motion/ Sign up now! CSS media queries:
  24. Inclusive

  25. Names Random name generator:

  26. Gender Gender selector: Gender: A non-binary association of characteristics within

    the broad spectrum between masculinities and femininities. class Person() { constructor(string name, []string gender, string pronoun) { this.name = name; this.gender = gender; this.pronoun = pronoun; } } new Person(“Hunter”, [“male”], “he”); new Person(“Lee”, [“female”, “non-binary”], “they”); new Person(“Emily”, [“female”], “she”); Storing gender:
  27. Sexual orientation https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/parts-of-speech-the-noun/irregular-plural-nouns-base-plurals-and-irregular-endings/e/irregular-plural-nouns--f-to--ves https://twitter.com/pamelafox/status/1283060965584408577

  28. Multilingualism

  29. Translanguaging https://csteachers.org/page/guidance-for-inclusive-teaching https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1APaRYbXg4rjw1JVhQ2BPGjWl51TDwqFch31YVAFJBzo/edit#slide=id.g80f8b837ba_0_322 Intentionally leverage students’ diverse language practices for

    learning.
  30. Culturally responsive https://csdt.org/culture/henna/index.html https://csdt.org/culture/cornrowcurves/index.html https://csdt.org/

  31. Equitable

  32. Measure impact https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2020/building-inclusive-products-through-a-b-testing For each potential innovation, this means asking:

    “Does this proposal increase or decrease inequality among our members?” or, more specifically, “Does this proposal benefit members with low social capital as much as it benefits well-connected members?” From LinkedIn: A/B testing that measures fairness and inequality
  33. Avoid academic tracking Tracking: designating students for separate educational paths

    based on their academic performance
  34. Consider those without computers/Internet https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/ap-computer-science-principles/the-internet/x2d2f703b37b450a3:the-digital-divide/a/the-socioeconomic-digitaldivide Approaches:

  35. Don’t become a tool for punishment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSNbvSuA1iM https://www.propublica.org/article/a-teenager-didnt-do-her-online-schoolwork-so-a-judge-sent-her-to-juvenile-detention

  36. How can you make education more... • Global? • Accessible?

    • Inclusive? • Equitable?