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Using UDL and Technology to enhance Learning for All

By info@ciddl.org | June 16, 2021
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Using Universal Design for Learning and Technology to enhance Learning for All Author: Nicholas Hoekstra 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 in 15 Minutes. In…

Engaging Our Learners: Tips, Tools, and Strategies

By info@ciddl.org | May 13, 2021
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Engaging Our Learners: Tips, Tools, and Strategies Author: Sean Smith, Nicholas Hoekstra 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 of the Department of Special Education, University of Kansas.…

Designing Accessible Presentations in PowerPoint

By info@ciddl.org | May 6, 2021
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Designing Accessible Presentations in PowerPoint Author: Nicholas Hoekstra 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 in dynamic ways, using text, images, art, and videos. But as…

Digital Books and Universal Design for Learning

By info@ciddl.org | May 4, 2021
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Digital Books and Universal Design for Learning Author: Nicholas Hoekstra 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 any subject. Unfortunately, traditional print textbooks represent a barrier…

Gamify Your Classroom

By info@ciddl.org | April 27, 2021
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Gamify Your Classroom Author: Ling Zhang 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 we use game thinking and design elements to engage students and encourage them…

Reimagining Your Syllabus Using Universal Design for Learning

By info@ciddl.org | April 22, 2021
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Reimagining Your Syllabus Using Universal Design for Learning Author: Monica Berns; Michelle Patterson; Christine Parsons Gone are the days when the syllabus provided only class expectations and grading criteria. Today, the syllabus can be a living document to provide resources that are accessible and promotes…