Online courses can be particularly difficult to design for diverse learners, partially because of disparities in accessing content. Marginalized, racialized, and under-represented students might not have the academic support they need to complete out-of-class assessments and assignments, particularly when the content is hosted digitally. CASEPS helps educators to make sure that all material is distributed and presented in a way that allows every student to succeed.
CASEPS also helps educators to create a sense of community in both online and in-person courses. This is especially important for online learning, where community is typically built through real-time and consistent interaction between teacher and student, and among the students themselves. By teaching educators how different cultures define community, CASEPS lets faculty incorporate cultural values when creating an online learning experience.