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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 …

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AI Episode 3: Implications for Thought Leaders and Policy Developers

Author: Matthew Marino; info@ciddl.org In Episode 1 and Episode 2, we briefly described Artificial Intelligence in education and discussed how an AI teaching assistant looks like. To continue the conversation, what will the …

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AI Episode 2: What Does An AI Teaching Assistant Look Like?

Author: Matthew Marino; info@ciddl.org Jill Watson, an AI teaching assistant developed at Georgia Tech, turned 5 this year. Jill has been steadily improving since her 2016 rollout in Ashok Goel’s …

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My Vision for CIDDL: A Word from Mattew Marino

Author: Matthew Marino; info@ciddl.org Colleagues, I have witnessed the positive impact technologies have on students with disabilities for more than two decades. During that time, I used technology as a …

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Leveraging Competency-Based Micro-credentials

Author: CIDDL Team; info@ciddl.org Micro-credentials (MCs) have gained increased traction in the field of education as an innovative model that addresses educators’ diverse professional learning needs, interests, and goals. MCs …

Introduction to the Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL)​

Learn more about the new Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning! Panelists: Dr. Trey Vasquez, Dr. James Basham, Dr. Ling Zhang, Christine Parsons, Dr. Jody Britten Recorded on April …

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AI Episode 1: Intro to Artificial Intelligence in Teaching

Author: Matthew Marino, Co-Principal Investigator of CIDDL; info@ciddl.org Artificial intelligence (AI) has changed how we interact with the world. AI gives us the ability to talk into our phones and …

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Welcome to the Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL)

Author: James Basham, Director and Principal Investigator of CIDDL; info@ciddl.org The Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL) is serving as the National Center to Improve Faculty Capacity to Use …