Alphabet Soup of Innovations in      Higher Education      Jenelle M.O. Hodges, M.S.        Stephanie Hulon, M.S.         ...
The world is full of many different people…BUT DO WE ALL LEARN THE SAME?                                        Alphabet S...
Learning and the Brain          Recognition networks:          •“the what of learning”          •identify and interpret   ...
Functional Magnetic Resonance Images                   (fMRI)Blue = low to moderate level of activityRed = high level of a...
Today’s LearnerSo if we all receive information differently…• What does today’s classroom look like?• How does learning ta...
The Issue Facing EducatorsTeachers look for ways to…1)Adapt curriculum2)Modify instructional strategies3)Assess students i...
We Must Avoid“One Size Fits All”           Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education                               ...
Universal Design• Originally developed for architects and  consumer product designers, the principles of  Universal Design...
Universal Design for Learning                       (UDL)• One concise description is…   – The central practical premise o...
Multiple Means X 3• There are three essential qualities of UDL that  must be considered when designing curriculum  to meet...
Different combinations of course    content present different management skill demands for            students            ...
Innovations in Higher Education• These innovations         Innovation  fit in all three           Animation               ...
Category              InnovationEE           ePortfolio           Plagiarism Detection Tools                              ...
Innovation                Resource                                     LinkPodcasts          Audacity and LAME (PC)   http...
Jenelle M.O. Hodges, M.S.                                                Instructional Technology and Innovative Learning ...
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  • With the grwing movement towards swerving all learners in the general education classroom coupled with legislative mandates that pupils with disabilities be involved with and progress in the general education curriculum, it is not uncommon to find teachers searching for ways to do three things.Adapt curriculumModify instructional strategiesAssess students in ways that permit them to demonstrate their mastery of what they’ve been taught
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    1. 1. Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Jenelle M.O. Hodges, M.S. Stephanie Hulon, M.S. Betty Nelson, Ph.D.
    2. 2. The world is full of many different people…BUT DO WE ALL LEARN THE SAME? Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    3. 3. Learning and the Brain Recognition networks: •“the what of learning” •identify and interpret patterns of sound, light, taste, smell, and touch Strategic networks: •“the how of learning” •plan, execute, and monitor actions and skills Affective networks: •“the why of learning” •evaluate and set priorities Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    4. 4. Functional Magnetic Resonance Images (fMRI)Blue = low to moderate level of activityRed = high level of activityYellow = extremely high level of activity Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    5. 5. Today’s LearnerSo if we all receive information differently…• What does today’s classroom look like?• How does learning take place?• Where does learning take place? Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    6. 6. The Issue Facing EducatorsTeachers look for ways to…1)Adapt curriculum2)Modify instructional strategies3)Assess students in ways that permit them to demonstrate their mastery of what they’ve been taught• One answer? – UDL or Universal Design for Learning Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    7. 7. We Must Avoid“One Size Fits All” Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    8. 8. Universal Design• Originally developed for architects and consumer product designers, the principles of Universal Design have been adapted to the field of education. Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    9. 9. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)• One concise description is… – The central practical premise of UDL is that a curriculum should include alternatives to make it accessible and appropriate for individuals with different backgrounds, learning styles, and disabilities in widely varied learning contexts. The universal in universal design does not imply one optimal solution for everyone. Rather, it reflects an awareness of the unique nature of each learner and the need to accommodate differences, create learning experiences that suit the learner, and maximizes his or her ability to progress. (Rose & Meyer, 2002, page 70) Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    10. 10. Multiple Means X 3• There are three essential qualities of UDL that must be considered when designing curriculum to meet the needs of all learners. 1. Multiple Means of Representation 2. Multiple Means of Engagement 3. Multiple Means of Expression Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    11. 11. Different combinations of course content present different management skill demands for students Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher Education Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    12. 12. Innovations in Higher Education• These innovations Innovation fit in all three Animation Augmented Reality multiple means Avatars categories Blogs eBooks depending on how Mobile Learning they are Podcast implemented. Quizlet Second Life Social-Networking Tools Tokbox Virtual Reality Wiki
    13. 13. Category InnovationEE ePortfolio Plagiarism Detection Tools AdditionalEGEG Remote Proctoring Bubbl Brainstorm InnovationsEG Cloud ComputingEG Google Docs Key:EG RubricsG Clickers E - ExpressionR Avatars G - EngagementR Big Think R - RepresentationR CBTs or Computer-Based TrainingsR Digital ManipulativeR eReadersR HidetextRE QRRE ZamzarRE ZoteroRE RSSRG Artificial Intelligence Tools (AI)RG Decision Support ToolsRG Delicious Alphabet Soup of Innovations in Higher EducationRG Poll everywhere Hodges, Hulon, & Nelson
    14. 14. Innovation Resource LinkPodcasts Audacity and LAME (PC) http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Garage Band (Mac) http://lame.sourceforge.net/ http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/Animation Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/ Voki http://www.voki.com/Virtual Reality Second Life http://secondlife.com/Social Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Networking Twitter http://twitter.com/ http://www.myspace.com/ MySpace http://www.ning.com/ NingVodcasting Movie Maker (PC) http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other iMovie (Mac) http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/Interactive SMART http://exchange.smarttech.com/index.html#tab=0Whiteboards Promethean http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/resources/Voice Chats Voice Thread http://voicethread.com/ http://www.wimba.com/productsBlogs Blogger http://www.blogger.com/home?pli=1 WordPress http://wordpress.org/Wikis WikiSpaces http://www.wikispaces.com/Webpages Google Pages https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?continue=http%3A% SharePoint Designer 2F%2Fsites.google.com%2F&followup=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.c om%2F&service=jotspot&passive=true&ul=1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d88 a1505-849b-4587-b854-a7054ee28d66&displaylang=en
    15. 15. Jenelle M.O. Hodges, M.S. Instructional Technology and Innovative Learning Environments• Questions? University of Alabama at Birmingham United States of America• Comments? jmhodges@uab.edu Stephanie Hulon, M.S.• Please feel free to University of South Alabama United States of America contact us! Sih702@jaguar1.usouthal.edu Betty Nelson, Ph.D. Instructional Technology and Innovative Learning Environments University of Alabama at Birmingham United States of America benelson@uab.eduhttps://sites.google.com/site/uabcasi2t2/home

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