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Improving Student Success with Read&Write Gold

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Student success and accessibility are intrinsically linked. Read&Write Gold is a discrete, customizable toolbar that integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools with common applications to ensure students build confidence and independence, reach their potential, and succeed in their academic pursuits. UK now has purchased a campus-wide license for Read&Write Gold, which will greatly assist our students in their studies, and make UK's courses more accessible.

Designing for Universal Success

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Dr. Deb Castiglione is the Universal Design and Instructional Technology Specialist at CELT. She has worked to get a campus-wide license at the University of Kentucky for the software Read&Write Gold, which follows principles of universal design for learning. We asked Dr. Castiglione about what the software can do for learners, and why we should think more about inclusive practices such as universal design in our teaching.

Innovative Faculty + Innovative Support = 21st Century Student Success

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One in every four students in the US were taking at least one course online during the 2013 fall semester. So-called Millennials are increasingly clamoring for flipped and hybrid classroom environments, which have been proven to be effective if done properly. But how, then, does the university rise to meet the challenges and expectations of the current students, but doing so while maintaining quality and sustainability? This post explores some of the challenges and opportunities of developing online and hybrid courses, using as context the collaborations between CELT, the e-Learning Innovation Initiative, and the Analytics and Technology office here at the University of Kentucky.