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We, as a national center, aim to develop, research, and use the design that promotes the positive impact of educational technology in special education, early intervention, and related services. Check out this post to read more about Design within the CIDDL framework.

A clock (which can be used as an Assistive Technology) and words saying "Time Management"

FOCUS To-Do Increases Time Management Skills in Pre-Service Teachers

By Tahnee Wilder | May 19, 2022
FOCUS To-Do Increases Time Management Skills in Pre-Service Teachers Author: Tahnee Wilder; info@ciddl.org A report by the U.S. Department of Education found that most students enrolled in four-year institutions are enrolled in a first-year course that has time management skills…
Person holding a digital tablet for reading

Supporting Online Reading Using Assistive Technology

By Ashley Grays | May 12, 2022
Supporting Online Reading Using Assistive Technology Author: Ashley Grays; info@ciddl.org Assistive Technology for Reading Access to information is a fundamental right; however, individuals with diverse needs may have difficulties accessing online reading materials when not designed properly. Difficulties with reading…
Assistive Technology (AT) showing data displayed on computer screen

Data Tools to Inform AT for Reading and Writing

By Michelle Patterson | May 3, 2022
Data Tools to Inform AT for Reading and Writing Author: Michelle Patterson; info@ciddl.org Our series on assistive technology (AT) seeks to support teacher preparation programs as they guide preservice educators to consider, select, and implement AT with their students. Our…
Three question marks, light bulbs, and two human hands

3 Key Questions When Considering Assistive Technology

By Michelle Patterson | April 21, 2022
3 Key Questions When Considering Assistive Technology Author: Michelle Patterson; info@ciddl.org In the last blog in our assistive technology (AT) series, we broke down the four components of the SETT framework– student, environment, tasks, and tools. Specifically, Individualized Education Program…
Four letters "S," "E," "T," and "T" indicating the SETT framework for AT

Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions

By Michelle Patterson | April 14, 2022
Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions Author: Michelle S. Patterson; Ling Zhang; info@ciddl.org In our first blog post, we introduced the definition and legal requirements for assistive technology (AT). While this provides a foundation, pre-service educators need to develop…
Keyboard as assistive technology

Assistive Technology to Support Writing

By Samantha Goldman | April 13, 2022
Assistive Technology to Support Writing Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org Bringing Assistive Technology (AT) to K-12 Technology for writing is embedded in just about every aspect of our lives. Students with disabilities can and should have access to Assistive Technology (AT) tools…
A blind woman using phone as assistive technology

Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series

By Nick Hoekstra | April 7, 2022
Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org Two major aims of the Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning (CIDDL) include:  Increasing the knowledge, adoption, and use of educational technologies within education, related service, and leadership…
Overhead view of a desk with two laptops, an external hard drive, notebook paper, and writing utensils.

An Investment in Teachers’ Skills is an Investment in Digital Technology Use

By info@ciddl.org | October 21, 2021
An Investment in Teachers’ Skills is an Investment in Digital Technology Use Author: James Rujimora As COVID-19 continues to affect our society, specifically our education systems, teachers are increasingly asked to integrate digital technology in the classroom. The merits of…
A sign on a brick graffitied wall says "Accessible Entry"

Creating System-Wide Change for the Provision of Accessible Educational Materials

By info@ciddl.org | July 14, 2021
Creating System-Wide Change for the Provision of Accessible Educational Materials Author: Nicholas Hoekstra In the July 2021 CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Cynthia Curry, who is the Director of Technical Assistance and Program Director at the National Center on Accessible Educational…