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Accessible Virtual Induction to College

Northern College has used Xerte to develop a virtual induction to College. This aims to provide an induction to the College which groups and individuals can view and use in their own familiar safe environments before taking the leap to enrolling on a course or visiting the college. It aims to address some fears prospective students, particularly those with mental heath issues, have when considering enrolling for courses. It provides a feel for the environment and ethos of the College along with informationĀ about the normal routine and facilitiesĀ available and shows some of the faces that students will meet on their first visit.

The Xerte software has accessibility features that allows the user to select font and size, screen colour options, screen reading and to control the rate of delivery and to revisit sections easily. It runs on any web browser or from a memory stick.

Future developments planned are: transcription of the video content and samples of classes and student support in action.

This was a MHFE Secondee project.

Resource Type: 
Online resource
Resource Publisher: 
Northern College
Resource Year: 
2012
Resource Month: 
July
Resource Day: 
18