Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning
The Center for Innovation, Design and Digital Learning (CIDDL) helps faculty adoption of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners. This study is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (H327S200008).
Project Social Code
Project Social Code aims to improve the social skills of elementary school students with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities through the development and use of a social robotics and STEM-learning activities. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (H327S200008).
The Robots and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Social Skills for Elementary Students (RAISE) Project is a collaborative project that aims to improve the social skills of students with disabilities by creating a teaching toolkit featuring the Dash™ robot and an AI-driven socially assistive robot, Zoobee™. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (H327S200009).
Model ME uses AAA-quality game design and art to create a game that teaches students how to conceptualize fractions. This project was recently honored with a gold award at the Serious Game Conference. The ModelME project and Dream2B videogame were developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (1949122).
Master’s Degree Programs
Project ASD recruits graduate scholars who have the potential to become effective special educators and speech-language pathologists for students with ASD. Because it is funded by a federal grant, it supports students as they complete a master’s degree in exceptional student education or communication sciences and disorders, or a graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorder.
Project BRIDGES is a federally funded project that includes funding for courses leading to a Master of Education degree in special education or an educational specialist degree in school psychology, coupled with a collaborative intervention specialist graduate certificate.
Doctoral Degree Programs
LEAD IT Scholars
The Preparing Scholars to Lead Inclusion & Transition (LEAD IT) project is a doctoral program designed to prepare highly competent special education leadership personnel from culturally and linguistically diverse populations for university faculty positions or for service in training positions in agencies and school systems.
LEAD Next Scholars
The Preparing Next Generation Special Education Leadership Scholars (LEAD NEXT) prepares the next generation of special education leadership personnel to address both the statewide and nationwide need for personnel preparation in special education.
The Technology Enhanced Learning Enabled by Partner Organizations, Research, and Teaching Success (TELEPORTS) prepares special education personnel at the doctoral level with specific skills in the area of teaching, research, and service with effective leadership skills suitable for university positions.