Inclusive Intelligence: The Impact of AI on Education for All Learners

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The Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL) team, with the help of our colleagues across the nation, explores the multifaceted applications of AI in education and special education, underscoring its transformative capabilities while addressing the unique challenges of students with disabilities and other diverse learning needs. We hope this document will initiate conversations around AI in education.

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CIDDL Hot Takes

The Apple Vision Pro is Here!

This past June, Apple announced its new AR/VR/XR headset. In a previous CIDDL blog, we explored the differences between AR/VR/XR and discussed the new device's implications for special education. However, in June, Apple had yet to release a date, and limited details were available.

Apple Vision Pro is a spatial computer that allows users to put on the headset and transform their worlds into the virtual. The Vision OS, Apple’s first spatial operating system, will enable users to see the world around them with the familiar apps laid on top. Navigation occurs with eyes, hand gestures, scrolling and selecting, and using speech to search. It also has a 3D camera and can create 3D experiences. Gameplay and movie-watching experiences are said to be unique and unforgettable. Apps like messaging, Facetime, and the Internet are accessible within Vision Pro. Something notable about the device is that, because the lens is see-through when wearing it, you can see and interact with others physically in the room, and they can interact with you.

There is so much potential to support students and teachers with this technology! The potential seems endless, from using social skills prompting to teacher coaching. Join the conversation about how you might use them in our community!

Artificial Intelligence Blog Series

Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium

By Yerin Seung | February 29, 2024

Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi

By info@ciddl.org | February 28, 2024

Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis

By info@ciddl.org | February 14, 2024

Image Generating AI and Implications for Teacher Preparation

By Samantha Goldman | January 24, 2024

Revolutionizing Mathematics Education in K-12 with AI: The Role of ChatGPT

By Kenneth Holman | January 15, 2024

Artificial Intelligence in Education 2023: A Year in Review

By Angelica Fulchini | January 3, 2024

Resources for Learning About AI Going Into 2024

By James Basham | December 14, 2023

CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED

By Samantha Goldman | November 8, 2023

K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist

By Samantha Goldman | October 31, 2023

Publishers Respond to Generative AI

By Samantha Goldman | October 11, 2023

AI-integrated Apps for Those with Visual Impairments: Camera-Based Identifiers and Readers

By Yerin Seung | September 27, 2023

UNESCO Discusses Artificial Intelligence

By Samantha Goldman | September 19, 2023

Cracking the Code: Students with Disabilities in the Computer Sciences 

By Nick Hoekstra | August 29, 2023

CIDDList: Back-to-School Checklist for Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses

By Samantha Goldman | August 21, 2023

Empowering Special Education Faculty: Navigating the AI Landscape in Higher Education for 2023-2024.

By James Basham | August 11, 2023

Embracing the Future: How Teachers Can Harness AI at the Beginning of the School Year

By Angelica Fulchini | July 19, 2023

UDL, Design Learning, and Personalized Learning

By Samantha Goldman | July 10, 2023

There’s An AI for That: A Site Dedicated to Curating AIs

By Samantha Goldman | July 10, 2023

ChatGPT, AIs, and the IEP?

By Samantha Goldman | June 26, 2023

Apple Enters the AR/VR/MR/XR Scene

By Samantha Goldman | June 6, 2023

Foundations for AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning from the US Department of Educational Technology

By Samantha Goldman | June 5, 2023

Mixed Reality Simulations, Personalized Learning, AI, and the Future of Education with Dr. Chris Dede

By Samantha Goldman | May 16, 2023

The Question of Equity in the Age of ChatGPT

By Samantha Goldman | April 17, 2023

Three Free & Easy Tools to Support Tiered Reading in Your Classroom

By info@ciddl.org | March 28, 2023

Using the AI Bill of Rights to Guide Education’s use of AI and the European Commission’s “Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning” to Guide the Future of AI in Education Part 2 of 2

By Samantha Goldman | March 23, 2023

Latest Posts from CIDDL

Updates in the World of AI

By Samantha Goldman | April 15, 2024
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It seems as though we hear about a new iteration of ChatGPT or some other AI-related update every other day, if not more frequently. In this blog post, we will highlight a few interesting and exciting things that are available and on the horizon.

Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium Part Two

By Teddy Kim | April 11, 2024
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On April 10th, 2024, CIDDL hosted a second “Emerging Trends in Special Educational Technology” webinar to highlight the innovative work of doctoral students. The invited panelists were Lauryn Castro from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Roba Hrisseh from George Mason University, Reagan Mergen from George Mason University, and Juli Taylor from the University of Kansas. Each panelist shared their work regarding special education technology and its impact on teacher and personnel preparation, followed by a Q&A session.

Get Ready for Part Two of “Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium”

By Samantha Goldman | April 3, 2024
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CIDDL is excited to announce our second webinar highlighting the innovative work of doctoral students across the country. In this webinar, entitled “Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium,” four researchers will share their current work and future plans as they relate to special education and the impact on teacher and personnel preparation. If you missed the last webinar, be sure to check it out!

CIDDL Cizzles: Watch Our Latest Episodes

Chef Ruth Ziolkowski: Choices of Quiches and Literacy Toolbars

May 23, 2023
In our most recent CIZZLE, Ruth Ziolkowski from TextHelp and Don Johnston shared about the Literacy Toolbars designed to support learners with reading and writing support needs. Though supports, like read aloud, are becoming more common on publisher’s platforms, the benefit to toolbars, Ruth shares, is that they are always there, regardless of the platform. She compared this to always knowing where your measuring cups are in your kitchen.

Chef Tiffanie Zaugg: Banana Cream Pie and AI

May 5, 2023
Tara Mason is an assistant professor of inclusive education at Western Colorado University. She uses a strengths-based student learning framework to investigate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology, and accessibility. She kicked off CIDDL Cizzles Season 3 with her family gumbo recipe! She discussed proactive teaching, UDL, and progress monitoring in this week’s Cizzle.

Chef Tara Mason: Gumbo and UDL & AT as an Approach to Assessing Learning Needs

April 5, 2023
Tara Mason is an assistant professor of inclusive education at Western Colorado University. She uses a strengths-based student learning framework to investigate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), technology, and accessibility. She kicked off CIDDL Cizzles Season 3 with her family gumbo recipe! She discussed proactive teaching, UDL, and progress monitoring in this week’s Cizzle.

Chef Dr. Allison Leggett: Cizzling Corn Cakes and Distributive Ledgers

February 1, 2023
Dr. Allison Leggett, who oversees the teacher preparation program at the University of California, Los Angeles Extension, and her sous chef, Edrick Leggett joined CIDDL’s Christine Parsons in the CIDDL Cizzle’s kitchen to discuss distributive ledgers and make her grandmother’s Southern Corn Cakes.

Chef Bryan Dean: Mother Sauces and Technology Evaluation

December 2, 2022
Season 2 CIDDL Cizzles gets saucy as Bryan Dean connects universal ‘Mother Sauces” to technology evaluation. Starting with a simple 1:1 roux of starch (all-purpose flour) and a fat (butter), Bryan creates four mother sauces to be used as the base for a wide variety of meals.
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Join the CIDDL Community

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.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about CIDDL or have questions about our work, please feel free to reach out. We would love to connect with you!

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Faculty and EdTech Learning Opportunities

Check out these great opportunities from CIDDL and its growing partner list to network with others and learn all things EdTech.

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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

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