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Technologies to Support Progress Monitoring for Writing

By Samantha Goldman | March 26, 2024
In this Brief, Dr. Rowland shares information regarding the importance of aligning evidence-based practices for writing with research-based technology. Additionally, it discusses the importance of progress monitoring for writing and why tools, such as the WRITE PM, are so helpful for future educators.
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Results from the CIDDL Needs Assessment: How Can CIDDL Help?

By Samantha Goldman | August 14, 2023
The final question guiding our needs assessment was “how can CIDDL be most responsive to their needs?”. To answer this question, data were analyzed from the 77 higher education participants.
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Empowering Special Education Faculty: Navigating the AI Landscape in Higher Education for 2023-2024.

By James Basham | August 11, 2023
The CIDDL team wanted to provide you with some thoughts on the growth and adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as we begin the 2023-2024 academic year.

Results from the CIDDL Needs Assessment: Are Faculty and their Institutions Digitally Ready?

By Samantha Goldman | August 7, 2023
In the spring of 2023, CIDDL conducted a needs assessment to determine how we can best support faculty, as per our mission statement.
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Results from the CIDDL Needs Assessment: Are Recent Graduates Prepared to Use Technology?

By Samantha Goldman | July 31, 2023
In the spring of 2023, CIDDL conducted a needs assessment to determine how we can best support faculty, as per our mission statement.
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We Asked, You Answered: Results from the CIDDL Needs Assessment Part 1

By Samantha Goldman | July 25, 2023
CIDDL’s mission is to increase the capacity of higher education faculty to use state-of-the-art technologies coupled with sound instructional design in personnel preparation programs for special education, early intervention, and related services. But, what supports do stakeholders need? In order to determine the needs of the populations we serve, CIDDL conducted a Needs Assessment.

Supporting Study Abroad for Students with Disabilities 

By Nick Hoekstra | May 3, 2023
Despite this encouraging trend, students with disabilities find themselves under-represented among globe-trotting academics. In 2017-2018,, only 9.2% of study abroad students were students with disabilities, despite the fact that students with disabilities represent approximately 19% of students on college campuses.
There is no reason this should be the case. The author of this blog – himself a person with a disability – found studying abroad to be challenging, but ultimately a life-changing experience. In this blog, we will explore how factors like technology and a commitment to accessibility can facilitate study abroad for students with disabilities.
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Mobile Technologies to Support Student Learning

By Samantha Goldman | April 24, 2023
Teachers, principals, and school districts have been battling cell phones and other mobile technologies (remember pagers?) in the classroom for nearly two decades. Reasons cited as to why these devices should be banned from the classroom include cheating, bullying, and illegal/ illicit activities. But, in the digital age, where students entering the workforce are expected to have an understanding of not only basic technology, but how to leverage it to maximize productivity and creativity, shouldn’t those in education be looking for ways to leverage mobile devices to support student learning? In this blog post, we will explore the ways in which recent literature proposes mobile devices can be used in K-12 classrooms and make suggestions as to how these can transfer to higher education.
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CIDDL Technology Gift List

By Samantha Goldman | January 4, 2023
With the winter holidays coming to an end, CIDDL’s Principal Investigators, staff, and doctoral students put together a list of “must have ” items that stood out this holiday season for the tech and innovation lover in your life. And, we won’t judge if you gift them all to yourself.
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Advancing Digital Equity Guide

By Samantha Goldman | November 9, 2022
The guide breaks access to technology into three components: availability, affordability, and adoption. Within the guide, barriers to each component are laid out, as well as strategies to help combat them.