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Accessible Cyberteaching Training (ACT)

The IDPP Accessible Cyberteaching Training (ACT) Program is a three-level certification program that aims to train faculty in the design and delivery of quality accessible cyberlearning courses. Participants will fully design and develop courses, as well as digital content modules to teach those courses, in an accessible cyberlearning environment. Faculty will be evaluated on knowledge and attitudes gained as a result of the faculty training, and on application of knowledge to the design/implementation of their accessible courses. Faculty will demonstrate targeted knowledge and skills in accessible cyberlearning facilitation techniques and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles as a result of certification training.

The IDPP ACT Program is led by Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn; Evaluation Committee Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis; and Evaluation Committee Vice Chair Dr. Marilyn Arnone.


Level 1: Basic Accessible Cyberteaching

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this training, participants will have the knowledge and skills needed to develop a basic accessible course for IDPP students.

Structure and Assessment:

  • Training includes a face-to-face session followed by asynchronous learning resources to support the development of a basic accessible course.
  • Participants will develop a basic accessible course after the training that will be reviewed for certification.
  • Upon certification, participants can advance to Level 2 training and learn how to develop a fully accessible course and apply advanced accessible cyberteaching techniques.

Level 1 Certified Faculty at IDPP Partner Institutions:

  • Dr. Hansley A. Juliano, Lecturer, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Dr. Maria Elissa Jayme Lao, Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Dr. Maria Lourdes Veneracion Rallonza, Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Dr. Alma O. Salvador, Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Dr. Gino Antonio P. Trinidad, Instructor, Ateneo de Manila University

Level 2: Advanced Accessible Cyberteaching

Learning Outcomes:
Apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and best practices of online instructional design and development to create a pedagogically-sound accessible course for IDPP students.

Structure and Assessment:

  • Training includes synchronous and asynchronous learning, which contain four training modules.
  • Self and peer assessments using the IDPP course evaluation rubric will be conducted prior to final evaluation from IDPP trainers.
  • All courses will be evaluated using the IDPP course evaluation rubric and must meet proficiency for certification requirements.

Level 3: Accessible Cyberteaching Trainer

Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate mastery of iterative instructional design and development of accessible cyberlearning courses; develop training modules for Level 1 and provide synchronous and asynchronous professional development support to become a certified accessible cyberteacher trainer.

Structure and Assessment:

  • Training includes synchronous and asynchronous learning, which contain four training modules.
  • Training includes a face-to-face, two-day session on conducting effective and efficient face-to-face training.
  • Participants are expected to come prepared to deliver a 15 minute training session as part of the Level 3 certification process.