Landmark Faculty & Researchers Team up to Deliver Teaching Strategies for the 21st Century
New understanding of the ways in which students learn and teachers guide the learning process is shaping education in the 21st century.
It is students at the margins, particularly those who learn differently, who are informing contemporary pedagogical practices. At Landmark College, experienced faculty work closely with researchers at the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) to identify creative instructional practices and to test their effectiveness. And now Landmark College is offering a brand new certificate program in Universal Design and Assistive Technology to share these best practices with educators and professionals around the globe.
Participants can enroll in the entire Landmark College Universal Design (UD)/Assistive Technology (AT) Certificate Program or just take a single class. The next course, starting Nov. 3rd, Contemporary Assistive and Learning Technologies, will address the varying ways that assistive and learning technologies can enrich and enhance the education of students who learn differently.
It will include instruction on how to use text-to-speech software for improving reading comprehension, note-taking strategies with technology assistance, writing and the technologies that support writing skills, and technology-based tools for time management and organization. Highlighted technologies will include: traditional assistive technology software (e.g., Kurzweil, Dragon NaturallySpeaking); imbedded features of high-use software (e.g., Microsoft, Apple); web-based applications (e.g., Google); and mobile apps for phones and tablets.