Technology Assisted Culturally Responsive Special Education Doctoral Program: Preparing Faculty for the 21st Century
Wednesday, March 27 6:15 PM-8:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C
Abstract: The LEAD doctoral program funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, provides a unique combination of online distance education courses during the academic year and on-site courses during the summer to overcome traditional residence only doctoral program access barriers. Using technology in the form of Web courses, video conference, Google Hangouts, and BBLearn Collaborate, the doctoral program is now accessible to students in many locations rather than only in residence students. The special education focus is in Culturally Linguistically Diverse Exceptional-education (CLDE). The six LEAD grant doctoral students graduated in December 2012 and are now university faculty who teach and conduct research in the CLDE area.