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Open Learning and Accessibility

02 September 2019

Online learning platforms such as FutureLearn, Coursera and EdX offer low cost or free access to learning. In this study we are exploring the experiences of people with disabilities, specific learning difficulties, long term health conditions or mental health difficulties who have taken courses using these platforms. Using a survey and follow up interviews, the aim is to inform how these platforms and courses are designed to be inclusive to all learners.


Ethical approval

This research has been approved by The Open University’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/2595/Coughlan).

About the researcher

This research is being conducted by the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK in collaboration with Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) Spain.

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