Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi

CIDDL has been actively engaged in the conversation around AI and its impact on life, but especially education and personnel preparation. Beyond the conversations of our national center, AI has been the focus of local and national news. The more engrossed our population becomes with AI, the more niche and specialized terminology enter the mainstream vernacular. In this blog post, CIDDL invited Yacine Tazi, a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida, to share his insights on questions about AI.
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Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis

As we start 2024, one of the newest (if not the newest) push in technology is the introduction and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Where and how AI will be used is one of the ongoing questions in both K12 and higher education. More specifically, one question that the CIDDL team is exploring is how AI can and should be used in data analysis.
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UDL in Student Voices

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a powerful framework that emphasizes the importance of empowering students to be the owners and leaders of their learning. UDL leads us to ask what are students needing from higher education institutions to help them reach their goals? The Student Voice survey study from Inside Higher Education and College Pulse has given us new insight into what students are asking for, and what role UDL can play in helping all students succeed in their postsecondary careers. The study received responses from 3,004 responses from students at 128 two- and four-year institutions of higher education. Students from around the world are clearly asking for what UDL has been recommending for years!
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Chef Tara Mason: Gumbo and UDL & AT as an Approach to Assessing Learning Needs

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

Making reading content accessible to all learners in the classroom is critical. But how can educators provide access to grade-level content for learners needing reading and comprehension support? ChatGPT, Rewordify, and Textcompactor can be used to support tiered reading in the classroom.
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Mobile Learning and Mobile Devices

One of the possible silver linings of the pandemic has been the proliferation of available mobile devices (e.g., iPad, Chromebooks, Smartphones) across our preK-12 learning environments. Where once schools were considering whether to purchase mobile learning carts or add a computer lab, technology investments today find an overwhelming majority of preK-12 learners (some estimates suggest over 85%) with access to their own mobile learning device. With increased investments, teachers and learners are increasingly relying on the device as a foundational element of instruction and subsequent learning.