Differentiation and Accommodations: Buffet Style Learning

By Peggy Veal, French Teacher & World Language Department Chair, STEM School and Academy, Highlands Ranch, CO. Growing up in France, I was not really familiar with the concept “all you can eat” buffet restaurants until I came to the US. I used to

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VoiceThread and Universal Design for Learning

By Steve Muth, President, Product Development, VoiceThread and Layla Arnold, Account Manager, Integration Specialist, Distance Trainer at VoiceThread, LLC. Looking back 10 years to VoiceThread’s first attempts to get people to communicate online in a more human-centric way, we know our understanding of

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The Cross-Cultural Assessment of Disability

By Summer Webb, English Instructor at the International English Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.   Cross-culturally, the acknowledgement of and support for students with disabilities varies widely. Munyi (2012) views “societal perceptions and treatments of persons with disabilities within

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Teaching Languages to Students with Learning Challenges: The Role of Technology

By Eve Leons, Associate Professor, Landmark College.       “Just be patient with me don’t give up on me…. I also want to do really well in this class not just pass it but do really well.” – Landmark College

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A Language Center Design Primer

By Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor at Rhodes College and President – Elect of IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology).       “Creating spaces wherein diverse sorts of people can interact is a leitmotif of the modern world” (Gee, 2004, p.

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Adventures in Modalities, Materials, Responsibilities, and Resources in College Language Instruction and Faculty Development

By Georges Detiveaux, Adjunct Instructor of French, Lone Star College-CyFair & Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, University of Houston-Downtown.     INTRODUCTION I teach French at Lone Star College-CyFair, a community college with just over 20,000 students

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