Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, provides a framework for instructors—whether its higher education, K-12 or even corporate learning—that removes potential learning barriers for all learners, including those who experience learning differences and those with learning disabilities. In comparison to individualized accommodations, UDL anticipates what works best for a variety of students and intentionally integrates that throughout the course, reaching a larger portion of students. With UDL, authentic learning takes place, permitting learners to uniquely engage with educational content with multiple opportunities to respond and express their evidence of learning. Read on to learn more.
In this guest post by ReadSpeaker, you'll learn the meaning of standard text to speech (TTS) and about some of the populations who benefit from TTS. You'll learn a few ways businesses can leverage voice technology to achieve mission-critical goals. You'll also learn the history of this continually developing field.
Accessibility goes beyond ensuring that our buildings, roads and walkways are safe and usable for as many people regardless of ability. It also extends to our digital spaces – websites, online courses, social media, apps, etc. – to ensure that information and activities are sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. Just like a website, documents are also required to meet accessibility standards.
Stress, burnout, and mental health concerns are all issues that many educators across the U.S. have faced. COVID amplified these issues even more. Wellness for Educators works to support educators through whole-school, research-based, trauma- and equity-informed, somatic (mind-body) education, practices, and strategies for mental, physical, social, and emotional health and wellbeing.
It doesn’t matter how large or small your organization is, digital transformation projects – whether updating old technologies or adopting new ones – have a 70% chance of failure. With the hefty investments that some technologies require, organizations cannot afford to have their new initiatives fail. We share 4 tips on how organizations can ensure that their digital transformation and new technology is a success.
The brain is arguably one of the most complex organs of the body, and one we still do not fully understand. While we do know that it weighs 3 pounds, and brain information can travel up to 268 miles per hour (the equivalent of the speed of a Bugatti Veyron, the world’s fastest car), there is still so much about the brain we don’t know. That’s why continued research is incredibly important for various reasons—from medical and technological advancements to informing how we learn.
Working with adult learners comes with a lot of perks. They’re savvy, motivated learners who have specific goals in mind and they bring valuable personal experience that instructors can leverage to create engaging learning experiences. There are four key traits of adult learners that are important to keep in mind to build a comfortable, supportive learning environment that they’ll appreciate.
Well-executed content creates a better user experience for everyone. When content on a website is accessible, it means all users, regardless of their level of ability, condition, or circumstance are able to access it. Here are five surefire ways your content hits the mark.
Organizations are thinking more strategically about how they use and deploy their human capital assets. As a result, demand for learning and development programs will grow. It is the job of a learning development officer to identify learning goals, create learning strategies, oversee their execution and ensure all educational programs align with larger company goals. Do you have what it takes?
There is an undeniable opportunity to level-up digital content and engage with a larger audience. Whether looking to hire and retain the right people or create valuable paid content for your target audience, the expectations of content consumers are rising. Are you ready to provide compelling online content? Here's how.