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Emerging Technology For Teaching And Learning Sign Language

Author: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org In an earlier CIDDL Research and Practice Brief, we interviewed Dr. Lorna Quandt, who is an Assistant Professor in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program at …

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Building Effective Professional Learning Networks to Improve Engagement

Author: Ling Zhang; Richard A. Carter info@ciddl.org Extensive research suggests that effective professional development (PD) programs usually build on teachers’ previous knowledge, meet personal development needs, provide active learning opportunities, …

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

Author: Nicholas Hoekstra info@ciddl.org 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 …

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Occupational Therapy Student Telehealth Experiences

Author: Jake Benich, Hannah Stoll, Grace Fulton; info@ciddl.org Who We Are?  We are new occupational therapy (OT) graduates who recently completed their doctoral capstone projects involving telehealth. Our projects involved …

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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 …