The CISL suite will make digital educational materials accessible, flexible, and engaging for all students. While there are many lesson materials available online, these rarely take into account the needs of students with disabilities. To address this need, our three-part suite of tools ensures that all students will have access to compelling online learning opportunities. Students will be able to personalize settings to fit their needs, and the global preferences database will remember their preferences and apply them whenever they log in.
The CISL suite will include:
- a Discover tool, where learners can get support discovering personal learning preferences and needs to find what works best for them
- a Read tool, where learners can access digital learning materials using their preferences in a flexible, customizable digital reader
a Create tool, where teachers and curriculum writers get support creating accessible digital materials
Adaptive tools build expert learners
Adaptive learning solutions provide learners with content and supports tailored to their individual learning needs.
The goal of the UDL framework is to create expert learners: people who understand how they learn best, and who effectively use available resources to support their learning.
So, how will CISL use adaptive learning solutions to help build expert learners? CISL tools will:
Prompt and support learners in exploring their preferences
Use information from learners’ prior actions and work products to suggest and deliver helpful supports and content
Give learners agency over how and when adaptive supports and content appear
Build self-awareness by explaining system recommendations and changes