New Online Course for Professionals Begins
Registration is now open for "Assistive Technology Practices at Landmark College," which begins February 17th.
Assistive Technology Practices at Landmark College
February 17 - April 13, 2014, and includes an on-campus weekend residency February 21 - 23, 2014
This is the third course of the Universal Design: Technology Integration Certificate Program and can serve as a 3-credit elective in many graduate programs. Click here to preview the syllabus.
Unsure about which learning technologies best support students who learn differently? Assistive Technology Practices at Landmark College will address the varying ways that learning technologies can enrich and enhance the education of students with learning differences.
The course will include:
- Current research and development in the field of educational technology
- Instruction in specific learning strategies, such as developing reading comprehension with text-to-speech software, note-taking strategies with graphic organizers, and writing using voice recognition and editing software
- An exploration of strategic approaches and technologies to support time management and organization of materials
Highlighted technologies will include:
- Traditional assistive technology software (e.g. Kurzweil, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Inspiration)
- Imbedded features of high use software (e.g. Microsoft, Apple)
- Web-based applications (e.g. Google)
- Mobile apps for phones and tablets.
As a culminating project, participants will apply course learning to creating a proposal for educational technology integration in an academic environment.
Click here for more information and to register.