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Using UDL and Technology to enhance Learning for All

Author: Nicholas Hoekstra info@ciddl.org In the June CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interview Dr. Loui Lord Nelson. Dr. Nelson is an author, consultant, and host of the podcast UDL …

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Why CIDDL? A Glimpse of Our Mission

Author: The CIDDL Team; info@ciddl.org The Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL) team brings together known leaders in the areas of special education, early intervention, related services, educational …

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Engaging Our Learners: Tips, Tools, and Strategies

Author: Sean Smith, Nicholas Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org Today’s blog about tips, tools, and strategies for enhancing engagement in the classroom is based on the following video produced by Professor Sean Smith …

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Designing Accessible Presentations in PowerPoint

Author: Nicholas Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org The PowerPoint presentation is ubiquitous in classrooms around the world, and for good reason. PowerPoint is a powerful multimedia software that allows teachers to present information …

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Digital Books and Universal Design for Learning

Author: Nicholas Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org Accessible Textbooks? One of the most quintessential features of any class or course is the textbook: the go-to source for structure, knowledge, and exercises for almost …

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Online course accessibility: A single path or multiple pathways to a single destination?

Author: Matthew Marino; info@ciddl.org Covid-19 first appeared in the United States last March, colleges and universities across the country scrambled to move courses from face-to-face into online formats. The transition …

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Designing for Use of Technology and Innovation

Author: CIDDL Team; info@ciddl.org Technologies designed based on UDL  The power of technology in improving student learning and engagement is contingent on its effective design and innovative use in various …

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Gamify Your Classroom

Author: Ling Zhang; info@ciddl.org What is gamification? Game it up! Let’s make learning more engaging and motivating! Gamification has become increasingly popular in non-game contexts. For education, gamification means that …

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Reimagining Your Syllabus Using Universal Design for Learning

Author: Monica Berns; Michelle Patterson; Christine Parsons; info@ciddl.org Gone are the days when the syllabus provided only class expectations and grading criteria. Today, the syllabus can be a living document …

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Current State of Affairs: Technology in Preparation Programs

Author: CIDDL Team; info@ciddl.org Despite innovations in digital technology and instructional design, tools to improve student engagement, and opportunities for digital learning, multiple decades of research in educator preparation and …