Innovations in Educational Technology, Open Educational Resources and SIM: Development of accessible digital learning materials to support students with disabilities with SIM resources.
Let’s learn about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and educational technology in general and more explicitly the fit with Content Enhancement Routines (CERs) and Learning Strategies (LSs). Jose will take you on a tour of educational technology and OERs developed with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and will demonstrate three of them: CORGI, CISL, and SNDL.
CORGI is the name of a recently developed set of educational technology innovations for use by teachers to teach in content areas such as Biology and American History. Supported by a federal grant, CAST, SRI and KUCRL developed sets of Integrated Content Enhancement Routines to teach entire units with the Unit Organizer, Concept Comparison, Cause and Effects and Question Exploration.
CISL is the Center on Inclusive Software for Learning. The goal is to create tools to ensure that K-12 students with disabilities get engaging, high-quality accessible digital learning materials, especially open education resources (OERs). The products and resources developed by CISL will enable teachers to customize instruction for the diverse needs of students with disabilities.
SNUDLE, the Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environmental is a digital solution to support the active science learning of elementary school students in the form of a digital notebook. SNUDLE differs from traditional science notebooks in that the design provides access to the use of science notebooks for students who have difficulty reading and writing or are otherwise unmotivated for science learning.
Then Jose will explore with you interactively how each of these can provide enhanced learning for all students, including those with learning disabilities, through the use of SIM evidence-based research practices such as Content Enhancement Routines and Learning Strategies.