Technology can be a powerful tool to engage and empower learning when used in combination with principles from the learning sciences. While students can create, design, build, research, and collaborate without technology, it enables these processes to be reimagined. Technology for learning is at its best when it facilitates experiences developed from “insights into how people learn,” as guided by the latest and evolving understandings from educational research.
The National Education Technology Plan calls out the need to bring equity to learning through technology. Accessibility for all learners is identified as one means of accomplishing that.
Learning practices from the National Education Technology Plan that we’re examining for inclusion in the CITES Framework are:
- Apply the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines.
- Procure or create high quality, accessible educational materials and technologies.
Across these practices, technology for learning has the potential to improve outcomes for every learner.