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Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education - PATINS Ponders Blog

Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education - PATINS Ponders Blog | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
An Irish perspective on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning in higher education.
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It's great to see that UDL is being embraced now in the higher education community.  Change takes time, but we are on our way to creating more inclusive learning environments for ALL!
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Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL | EdSurge News

Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL | EdSurge News | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Would you want to be a learner in your classroom? That’s not a trick question—think about it. Perhaps some of the activities and lessons wouldn’
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UDL can help in so many ways to support a more inclusive classroom setting and experience for your students and for you as teacher and instructional designer.  Here, Mike Marotta, a practical expert in UDL implementation, share some great ideas that are easy to start with to bring UDL into your classroom and curriculum. 
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 17!  Come join our webinar

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 17!  Come join our webinar | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
The International Committee and Professional Development Committee of the International Society for Technology in Education’s Inclusive Learning Network would like to invite you to join us for a webinar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day,  May 17 at 7 PM Central Daylight Time. This features some of the authors of portions of Dr. Shiguru Ikuta’s upcoming book: “Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities.” The webinar is co-sponsored by the UDL, AT and Special Education SIGs of The Society for Information  Technology and Teacher Eduction (SITE). The webinar is online using Zoom at the following address: https://zoom.us/j/590446802
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Accessibility is an important issue around the world for those with access challenges and/or disabilities.  Helpful ideas and solutions are developing rapidly.  Global Accessibility Awareness Day helps us to focus on this important issue and share our expertise and our challenges.  Join the Inclusive Learning Network of ISTE in this featured webinar on customized materials for students with disabilities and strategies to use them.  May 17 @ 7 PM Central Daylight Time. Connect through this Zoom address: https://zoom.us/j/590446802 ;
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The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

"As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it's worth asking, 'How effective is online learning?' The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience....."


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An interesting and relevant blog by Caitlin Tucker.  She discusses design in relation to situated learning theory, using Content, Context, Community of Practice, and Participation as organizing principles for developing effectively designed online instruction.
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A useful article for anyone designing courses.

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Designing online courses
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2018 Assistive Technology Conference of New England | New England's Premier Conference for People with Disabilities, Educators, and Professionals

2018 Assistive Technology Conference of New England | New England's Premier Conference for People with Disabilities, Educators, and Professionals | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
You are invited to submit proposals for full day and/or 75 minute presentations. Our 2017 survey respondents requested more information/sessions on: Higher Education, Transition/Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind/Low Vision Technologies & Strategies, and Employment Technologies & Strategies in addition to the topics we typically cover. We also strongly encourage users of AT/AAC to submit and share their experiences with our attendees. Final submission deadline: May 11, 2018. Presenters selected will be notified by May 31, 2018.
Full Day Pre-Conference: Thursday, November 29, 2018 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Conference: Friday, November 30, 2018 8:00 am-3:30 pm Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Warwick, RI, USA
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Join educators, rehabilitation specialists, therapists, and users of assistive technology for this important conference.  The largest assistive tech conference in the NorthEast USA - celebrating its 30th year in 2018.  Submit a proposal to present, or save the dates to attend - November 29 & 30.
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ditchthattextbook

ditchthattextbook | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
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Have you come across "Ditch That Textbook"  yet?  Matt Miller share some really great UDL-supportive ideas through this blogs, videos, and other break-out online ideas.  We really can DITCH THAT TEXTBOOK!  Check it out.
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New Online Program from U. Massachusetts Boston in VI

Graduate Certificate in the area of Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments The University of Massachusetts Boston will launch its new online curriculum to support Vision Education and Rehabilitation Specialists wishing to prepare for ACVREP examination to become a Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS). A "CATIS" engages in a comprehensive approach to vision (re)habilitation addressing visual, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects related to the training and integration of existing and emerging technologies. Methods and strategies include the use of visual techniques, non-visual techniques (auditory and tactual), strategies and problem-solving skills through the use of various Assistive Technology (AT) devices and solutions. 

Core Courses: Introduction to Assistive Technology for People with Visual Impairments (3 credits) Scheduled Summer 2018 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Assistive Technology Assessment and Instruction for People with Visual Impairments (4 credits) Scheduled Fall 2018 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Configuration and Exploration of Assistive Technology Solutions (4 credits) Scheduled Spring 2019 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Technological Methods of Accessibility and Accommodations for People with Visual Impairments (3 credits) Scheduled Summer 2019 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Internship for Assistive Technology Instruction for People with Visual Impairments (4 credits) Scheduled Fall 2019 cost $1400 Instructor: Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS 
Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky, Ph.D., CRC, CATIS Rachael’s educational background includes a B.A. degree in Special Education, a Master of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as an Educational Specialist and Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing. Her dissertation topic focused on accessibility awareness and practices in online learning environments. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) since 1999. Rachael participated as a member of the subject matter expert committee for the development of the new and much needed specialization, called Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP). 
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This program is MUCH needed, and appears to be completely ONLINE - making it accessible for folks all around the world.  Fantastic!
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Blockchain Technology: Can It Change Education? - InformED

Blockchain Technology: Can It Change Education? - InformED | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
With blockchain tech, learners could store their own evidence of formal or informal learning, share it with a desired audience, and ensure instant verification.
“This means students have a CV that updates itself and can be shared with employers. Employers, on their part, can reduce their workload since they won’t have to verify CVs and can simply search instantly to see whether candidates have the skills they require.”

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Wow - it's always hard to keep up with technology advances, but here's one that truly is interactive and could change how educators keep track of evidence - by utilizing the power of technology.  Very cool.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 7:32 AM

Really interesting stuff.

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Blockchain developments for educational settings - the ultimate evidence portfolio for employability? 
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Note Taking With Technology | Edutopia

Note Taking With Technology | Edutopia | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Despite arguments to the contrary, computers can be effective for note taking—if we adequately support students in using them.
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We can't put the genie back in the bottle - rather we can find ways to leverage digital capabilities to achieve learning goals and develop and teach new skills
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Access and Inclusion through Technology

Access and Inclusion through Technology | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
A round up of news from the world of accessible technology by David Banes
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A brand new resource site  sharing lots of important information and papers on assistive technology and inclusion.  Looks good!
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Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)

Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
A center that provides assistive technology, assistive technology devices, assistive technology tools, assistive technology apps, assistive technology for cerebral palsy, assistive technology evaluation, assistive technology software, assistive technology provider, ipad as assistive technology, speech and language assistive technology.
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The Center on Technology and Disability is an amazing resource for the field.  Excellent online seminars and resources from leaders in the AT field and beyond.
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A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018 

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018  | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

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So many applications and resources are available now for instructional and learning diversity.
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Jeff Fenwick Phillips's curator insight, November 13, 2017 10:01 AM

Gus Mees does a great job of curating his site about learning in the 21st century.  The Professional Learner's Toolkit provides helpful information for designing an LMS for educators.

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A great list of tools every professional can be using to keep up with their profession.
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Using Practice Profiles to Monitor UDL Implementation

How can leadership teams determine if they are effectively implementing UDL? What does UDL look like? These questions can be answered with the use of Practice Profiles.
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A great FREE webinar coming up on UDL.  Dec. 12, 3:30 EST.  Don't miss it!
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What are the differences between Assisted and Assistive Technology?

What are the differences between Assisted and Assistive Technology? | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Assistive and Assisted Technology may sound similar and serve comparable purposes, but are used for different reasons. Amani Ali - Accessibility Consultant - looks at the differences between them and how they can benefit different people.
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A very interesting article that clarifies the distinction between Assistive Technology and Assisted Technology.  It's always good to fully understand the meaning behind the terms that we use in the field.  Enjoy this article.
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Whose Responsibility Is It to Facilitate Digital Equity?

Whose Responsibility Is It to Facilitate Digital Equity? | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

"Technology is becoming a significant component of classroom curriculum and education in general. Computers, tablets, and mobile apps all promote learning on a deeper level for students. While this edtech certainly can help to promote better grades and deeper understanding, schools are now facing issues with digital equity. Students from high-income families have far more access to the technology needed to succeed than those from low-income families. The major disparity is both shocking and widespread."


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We must strive for digital equity, not just in the USA but around the world.  Important to consider is that equity for persons with differing needs and/or disabilities must be included in this conversation, in order to someday achieve true digital equity
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María Durán's curator insight, April 28, 12:02 PM
Whose Responsibility Is It to Facilitate Digital Equity?
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Digital equity will help bring digital pedagogy to those families and students less fortunate. 
 
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International Association for Special Education 2019 Conference: Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for our IASE 16th Biennial Conference is now open. Please go to to http://www.iase.org/16th-conference-proposals to complete the online form. Feel free to follow us on facebook and twitter. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) in Magamba, Tanzania, East Africa from July 13 – 17, 2019. Our theme for this conference is “Empowering Persons with Disabilities Developing Resilience and Inclusive Sustainable Development.” Remember......"We will bus you up the mountain;and bus you down the mountain....and change your life inbetween." Asante Sana
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The IASE Conference takes place every 2 years in a country other than the USA.  It is TRULY an international event, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with professional colleagues from around the globe.  Please consider submitting and attending in 2019. Tanzania!!
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Free Screen & Video Recording Software

Free Screen & Video Recording Software | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Easy and free screen recorder for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks. Record your camera and screen with audio directly from your Chrome browser and share the video with your team, friends, and family.

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This looks like a really cool tool for easy recording and editing of videos from your own computer.  I have not tried it yet, but watched the promo and liked what I saw.  I love to share new resources with the field.
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#ATchat Weekly

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 "Chats on Twitter from #ATChat by Brian Wojcik

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Yet another great information resource for assistive technology and UDL.  In this weekly publication, Dr. Wojcik share news from around the world on the latest in AT and UDL.  Active AT Chats connect with experts around the world.  This one is really worth it!
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Upcoming CTD February Webinars! We'd Love for You to Join Us!

Upcoming CTD February Webinars! We'd Love for You to Join Us! | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
From Innovative Strategies to Enhance Understanding and Comprehension with Assistive Technology with Karen Janowski, to AT and Apps to Support Math for Diverse Learners with Diana Petschauer, the Center on Technology and Disability continues to offer high quality FREE webinars on the latest topics in AT, UDL, and more!  If you haven't yet, you need to follow up on CTD.
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When so many professional learning opportunities are beyond affordable, the CTD offers FREE webinars by the best in the business!  Be sure not to miss out on this excellent professional resource. https://www.ctdinstitute.org/  ;
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Google Accessibility

Google Accessibility | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

GOOGLE AND ACCESSIBILITY: "Everyone should be able to access and enjoy the web. We’re committed to making that a reality." Accessibility content and links for Google websites.

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It's been a while coming, but now GOOGLE has its own support system and features to address accessibility.  Assistive technology is becoming more ubiquitous every day!
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Free webinars this month on Inclusion, from Birth through Transition

Free webinars this month on Inclusion, from Birth through Transition | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
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CTC continues to offer great FREE webinars on assistive technology every month!  Previous webinars and many other excellent resources offered at their website, https://www.ctdinstitute.org/  ;
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Design Thinking and its impact on Education Innovation

Design Thinking and its impact on Education Innovation | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it

Today’s episode explores Design thinking. It’s everywhere in education right now, or at least we think it should be. It’s the topic of many of our blogs and we often use design thinking to help our partners reach their goals — whether it be designing a new school, helping to turn around an existing school, or working on resources for educators. But, how does it play into the work of school design and leadership?’, and ‘Where do I get started?’

 

Emily and Adam recently got together to discuss all aspects of design thinking. A lot of educators are just now getting familiar with design thinking, so they dive into the topic to explain what it is, how it can improve their practice, and to rethink how they facilitate learning. Adam has been using the design thinking approach for years and has lots to share, so tune in to this week’s episode to learn more.


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Very UDL!
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Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 21, 5:13 AM
Design thinking is one of the areas where primary school teachers are having some difficulty in the Design Technologies curriculum. Great ideas here. #designthinking #DT
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Accessible Technology Coalition

Accessible Technology Coalition | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Providing AT Solutions. The Power of Community
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ATC is a rich resource for assistive technology resources, free webinar, and other great AT connections.  From the ATC website: "This is the Accessible Technology Coalition. Browse the Categories. Join the Forum. Check out Training. Find answers for your AT challenges."  Check it out!
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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.
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Such an interesting article in Edutopia - and so UDL!
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The 2017 Assistive Technology Conference of New England | New England's Premier Conference for People with Disabilities, Educators, and Professionals

The 2017 Assistive Technology Conference of New England | New England's Premier Conference for People with Disabilities, Educators, and Professionals | UDL, mobile learning, and assistive technology | Scoop.it
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1.  Pre-conference workshops, diverse AT conference sessions and wide range of vendors in all areas of assistive technology.  Registration ends Nov. 20.
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Don't miss it - the Assistive Technology Conference of New England.  Largest convention of assistive technology professionals, device demonstrations, and AT resources in the North East.  All areas of assistive technology are represented.
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