EDP 336 Diversity, Learning & Technology (3)

The purpose of this course is to explore the mutual impact of diverse learner populations and technology. The focus of this course is to explore instructional design of media and technology integration that supports learner diversity in all forms. Special attention is devoted to how instructional design can support and foster inclusion of traditionally underrepresented learner populations (ESOL, special education, non-traditional learners, and economic disadvantaged learners). The goals this course is to provide strategies for designing curriculum and instruction using technology for meeting the needs of diverse, multicultural, special needs, and at-risk learners in K-12 schools. Students will engage in global connections, exploration, and analysis of various technologies to differentiate and/or accommodate instruction for students with diverse learning styles and special needs. This course will emphasize Universal Design as an inclusive model for technology integration.

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