Fashionable Language Learning With French à La Mode

By Clarisse Barbier, French Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant, French and Italian department, University of Kansas, KS.     During the fall semester 2015, the University of Kansas launched a brand new School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, federating departments

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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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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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Get on Board: Universal Design for Instruction

by Alaina Beaver, Universal Instructional Design Consultant, Office of Information Technology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.     How do you learn best? How might a learning environment or experience be more useful to you? These are questions that I

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