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IView Learning is here to support you through your educational journey. With an iView Learning subscription, you will have access to tutorials on how to utilise assistive technology software and equipment for study. You will also be able to develop strategic goals to support you to achieve optimum wellbeing and keep everything in one place in your iView Education Account.
1. Interactive Tutorials
We know that not everyone has the same learning style. The four core learning styles include visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic. For kinesthetic learners, being able to practice the tutorials rather than just watching a video is often very useful. That is why iView Learning offers software and assistive technology tutorials in interactive, pdf and video formats. These will help you navigate your technology efficiently and allow for a greater university learning experience.
2. Effective tutorials
Keeping the four core learning styles in mind, and as we know that some disabilities make it difficult to concentrate for a long period of time, we have created short video tutorials. To effectively and concisely get the assistive technology and software guidance straight to you, iView tutorial videos are all 90 seconds or less in length. This will reduce the time you spend learning how to use your technology, allowing for more time practically using it to help with your university work.
3. PDF guides
Here at iView, we know that some people learn best through reading. That is why all the information that we provide on the iView Platform in video and interactive tutorials, is also detailed in PDF format creating the perfect miniature reference guide. These are useful because they quickly get you all the information you need to effectively use the assistive technology to enhance your learning experience in a timely manner.
4. Live chat
If you are ever struggling with software, or need practical help, iView offers live chat services to provide immediate guidance. Talk in real-time with one of our in-house AT Trainers, get answers to your questions immediately. Chat is a live chat function monitored by trained support practitioners, guiding users to helpful resources when they are feeling stuck. iView Chat is available by through your iView Learning subscription.
Bookmark modules and tutorials for quick reference and access, ideal for your favourites. You can add to your Favourite Modules by pressing the star next to each Module after entering your details. You can also select your chosen Category > Modules and then click on the “Add this Module to your favourites” in the top right-hand corner. You can add to your Favourite Tutorials by pressing the star when viewing a tutorial. You will find this option when going to your chosen Category > Module > Tutorial where you will see “Add this tutorial to your favourites” in the top right-hand corner.
6. Mindfulness for Study
iView have collaborated with friends from Loughborough University to create fantastic interactive mindfulness tutorials. The videos are there to assist anyone with Mental Health and Anxiety, along with great advice for anyone on the Autistic spectrum, or if you are just finding life a little harder during these difficult times. Each video accompanies a different chapter of our Mindfulness for Study e-book, carefully guiding you through the book with interactive elements, activities, and quizzes. Pause the videos at any point and simply pick up where you left off when you’re ready, utilising your hard copy to write notes and highlight key points that you find useful.
Get all your knowledge on software and hardware in the DSA now
The next DSA Roadshows are:
Location: The Link Hotel Ashby Road Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 4EX
Date: April 28, 2022 10:00 am
Location: London Flokk Offices, 63 Central Street London EC1V 3AF
Date: May 12, 2022 9:30 am
What are DSA Roadshows?
The DSA Roadshows are events that allow Disabled Student Allowance providers to present their products and services to DSA assessors and centre managers. This offers them the most up-to-date understanding of what is available and how they might present it to their pupils through hands-on demonstrations and training on assistive technologies.
These events are suitable for learning support staff, disabled student allowance assessors, disability advisors, AT specialists and other professionals working in roles to support FE and HE students.
What businesses attend the DSA Roadshows?
There are currently 9 DSA Roadshow partners:
What does a DSA Roadshow entail?
DSA Roadshows invite anyone new to the DSA or who wants to brush up their knowledge to come along at 10am. There are half an hour workshops with each software and hardware supplier, who will give you a demo on their software/hardware and also provide a hands-on session with you for you to better understand the software/hardware.
Lunch will be provided. There will also be a guest speaker at these events who will present on a topic related to higher education and disability.
Once you have completed the day you will be issued with a licence for all the software that will have been shown to you on the day, so when registering please make sure the DSA Roadshow have your full details.
These sessions are accredited by The CPD Certificate Service and equate to 5.5 hours or points.
Feedback from DSA Roadshow Birmingham, March 2022.
“Informal – made it easier to engage and ask questions. All presenters really knowledgeable and helpful.”
“Intimate setting allowing for great discussion, clarification and interaction. There were plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get a better understanding of the software/hardware.”
“The detailed presentations from each specialist were excellent. It was really useful to be informed of recent updates and developments with various software/hardware.”
Book the DSA Roadshow now: https://www.dsaroadshows.co.uk/our-events/