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ISTE 2020: Flexible, Accessible and Adaptive Digital Learning

presentation

Date
Monday, June 29, 2020

Time
4:15PM – 5:15PM PT

Location
ISTE
Anaheim, CA

Presenters
Boris Goldowsky, Kim Durcharme and Kristin Robinson, CAST 

Audience
Conference Attendees

Description

Our student-facing learning environment, Clusive, encourages students to explore varying settings, supports, and scaffolds to understand how they learn best. Students can adjust how text is presented (adjusting font, size, colors, and spacing), learn new vocabulary through glossary definitions and read-aloud functionality, and adjust the complexity of text in an adaptive way. Our tools store these preferences for users across pieces of content and adapt them to support ongoing learning.

We are also focusing on helping educators create accessible content by developing authoring systems that prompt them to address the needs of all learners.

In this hands-on session, participants will be introduced to beta releases of our tools, accessing open-source resources that can be incorporated into instructional practice. Participants will hear a brief overview of the project, try out the tools, and have the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions for the next phase of development. Participants will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the importance of ensuring the accessibility of digital learning materials and new knowledge of how to find, use, and create digital materials that meet diverse needs. 

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