Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL)
The Center for Innovation, Design, and Digital Learning (CIDDL) aims to improve the capacity of postsecondary faculty who teach preservice educators to use educational technology for more inclusive instruction. CAST is one of three primary partners working with the University of Kansas, which leads the project.
The Center focuses on the following activities:
- Increasing knowledge, adoption, and use of a range of educational technologies that can be used for educator or leadership preparation programs;
- Increasing capacity of faculty at institutions of higher education (IHE) to use a range of educational technologies in educator or leadership preparation programs
- Sustaining professional learning networks related to educational technology in educators and leadership preparation.
The Center’s mission is to influence change that supports the appropriate use of educational technology in all Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) and K–12 learning environments to improve outcomes for all students, especially those with disabilities.
The team includes experts in special education, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, educational technology, Universal Design for Learning, instructional design, STEM education, and professional development.
2021 – 2026
James Basham, Principal Investigator (PI), CAST & University of Kansas
Kathleen N. Zimmerman, Co-PI, University of Kansas
Sean J. Smith, Co-PI, University of Kansas
Yong Zhao, Co-PI, University of Kansas
Jody Britten, Co-PI, METIRI
Jose Blackorby, Co-PI, CAST
Eleazar Vasquez, Co-PI, University of Central Florida
Matthew Marino, Co-PI, University of Central Florida
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