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Results from the CIDDL Needs Assessment: Are Faculty and Their Students Digitally Ready?
CIDDL’s mission is to increase the capacity of higher education faculty to use In the spring of 2023, CIDDL conducted a needs assessment to determine how we can best support faculty, per our mission statement. CIDDL focused our research on three main questions. We will address the first question in this blog post by sharing our findings and discussing the implications. To learn more about the participants and methodology, read the introductory blog of this series. We will discuss the other two questions in future blogs.
The second question guiding our needs assessment was “To what extent are IHE faculty (and their institutions) engaging their students in learning environments optimized through pedagogically sound technology use?" Are they and their institutions digitally ready? Read the answers in this week's blog.
Workgroup on Artificial Intelligence in Special Education
As CIDDL’s mission is to influence change that supports the appropriate use of educational technology in all Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE), related services, and K-12 learning environments to improve outcomes for all students, especially those with disabilities we are developing a workgroup to support guidance on artificial intelligence (AI).
The vision of the AI workgroup in special education research and personnel preparation is to support a collaborative group of leaders in the field to create a blueprint for the use of artificial intelligence to impact education and the lives of students with and without disabilities.
We believe AI has the potential to disrupt education by impacting personnel preparation and providing personalized learning experiences, supporting students with communication and social skills, and helping teachers identify and address learning needs.
We believe that AI has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of students with disabilities. We are committed to developing and using AI tools in a way that is ethical, accessible, and equitable. We believe that AI can be a powerful tool, and we are excited to work with others to ensure the appropriate use of these tools is supported throughout the field.
If you are interested in participating in a workgroup please complete this application. If you do not have time to participate but would like to remain up-to-date on the progress of the workgroup, please sign-up for the CIDDL weekly update or join the CIDDL Community to stay up-to-date and discuss technology-related topics.
Artificial Intelligence Blog Series
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We started a community of higher education faculty members focused on sharing tips and tricks, research-based practices, and strategies for innovative use of educational technology in educator or leadership preparation programs.
This is a place where we build connectedness, share varied opinions, and bring together our knowledge about leveraging technology to support all students.
We Want to Hear From You!
CIDDL is seeking input from PreK12 and higher education professionals on how to advance effective uses of technology in higher education preparation programs across the nation. Please share your insights and inform the CIDDL work by taking a quick 10-minute needs assessment survey. Click here to take the survey