Technology for Student Success: An Introduction online module is designed to assist in identifying the components of assistive technology, instructional technology, Universal Design for Learning, and accessible instructional materials. The module provides an introduction to using these components to support students in the classroom.
Integrating technology into the classroom to support instruction is not a new concept. For years, students with special needs have been equipped with technology to assist them in functional skills. However, using technology to support the individual needs of students in the general education population is an evolving pedagogy. Today’s educators have either been immersed in technology in college and are embracing it with eagerness, or are witnessing a complete paradigm shift in how they view teaching and instruction with technology. Few students are entering school without a solid ground of experience using technology in the home environment. It is becoming imperative that educators are prepared to use available technologies to engage students in the learning experience.