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Assisting Teachers in Understanding Assistive Technology: What Recent Research Says

Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) defines assistive technology (AT) as “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the …

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

Author: James Rujimora; info@ciddl.org 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 technology …

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Don’t Put Technology Before Effective Pedagogy

Author: Ling Zhang; info@ciddl.org Are you still overwhelmed by millions of educational technologies out there that are claimed to have the potential to transform teaching and learning? Technology has changed …

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Supporting Teachers and Their Students through Content Acquisition Podcasts

Author: Nicholas Jay Hoekstra; info@ciddl.org What tools can be used to support both educators and students in learning effective instruction and learning strategies? In the October, 2021 CIDDL Research and …

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CIDDL Cizzles: Breaking Down Reading Barriers-Peachy Keen Ways to Bring iPads into the Classroom

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org It’s time to “pour it on thick” as Dr. Cassandra Williams of Louisiana State University Shreveport put it, with regards to supporting our pre-service teachers in …

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Revolutionizing Higher Education’s Remote and Hybrid learning

Author: Kiera Anderson; info@ciddl.org Change can be difficult, overwhelming, exhausting, stressful, disconcerting, and induce great fear of the unknown. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of higher …

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Offer Ways of Customizing Display of Information in Higher Education Classrooms: When One Size Does Not Fit All

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework is not something we just teach about in the higher education classroom. Faculty in teacher preparation programs have the …

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CIDDL Cizzles: Reading Tools that Earn Brownie Points for Their Accessibility

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org The CIDDL Cizzle Ctatium welcomed Chef Nicholas Hoekstra, a doctoral student from the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas within the specialization of …

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CIDDL Cizzles: Redesigning a UDL Course–Nothin’ Fishy About It!

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org The CIDDL Cizzles Ctatium brings Dr. Jose Blackorby, a lecturer at Harvard University and former Director of Research and Development of CAST, to discuss using UDL …

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Implementing Universal Design for Learning In Higher Education: Examples and Resources

Author: Ling Zhang; info@ciddl.org In the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is defined as a scientifically validated framework that guides inclusive instructional practices …