Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Edyburn’s teaching and research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on the use of technology in special education. He is the current editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. He is an Advisor for the National Center for Universal Design for Learning. He is the Past President of the Special Education Technology Special Interest Group (SETSIG) in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as well as a past president of the Technology and Media (TAM) Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Dave earned his Ph.D. in special education from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He has classroom teaching experience in both learning disabilities and behaviour disorders at the middle school and secondary levels.
Dave’s teaching and research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He is a frequent conference presenter and national workshop leader. Dave’s main website can be found here.
Publications and much more
Dave’s “What have We Learnt Lately” annual review is highly regarded and very useful for teachers wanting a ‘quick access’ to what the research says.
Critical issues in advancing the special education technology evidence-base. Exceptional Children, 80(1), 7-24. Edyburn, D.L. (2013).
Tools for creating accessible, tiered, and multilingual web-based curricula. Intervention in School and Clinic. Edyburn, D.L., & Edyburn, K.D. (2012).
Searching for the right tool. Journal of Special Education Technology, 26(1), 61-64. Edyburn, D.L. (2011).
Inclusive technologies: Tools for helping diverse learners achieve academic success. Edyburn, D.L. (2013). San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Handbook of Special Education Technology Research and Practice – Edited by Dave Edyburn, Kyle Higgins, and Randall Boone. For content information click here.
Editor and publisher of Special Education Technology Practice Journal
Editor ISTE’s Journal of Research on Technology in Education
SETP readers may be familiar with Dave’s annual review of the literature that was published for many years in the Journal of Special Education Technology. The map is a new tactic to try and help special education technology leaders stay up-to-date on the latest advances in our profession.
Links and Professional Organisations
Dave has his own company and is also actively involved in numerous professional organisations:
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