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Understanding Universal Design for Learning

2nd March

Learning Objectives

• Participants will learn what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is all about, especially as newly revised for higher education (CAST, 2014)
• Participants will discover how to implement UDL in the design of their course and service interactions, creating spaces for best teaching and support practices to take place, in the classroom and beyond – Participants will learn how to determine where to start with UDL in the design and application of their course interactions by a) reducing the accessibility challenge down to a manageable set of tasks b) experimenting with access methods in just a few key parts of their courses interactions c) determining where some UDL thinking can save them (and their students) time and effort and talk with colleagues to help them get started with UDL too
• Learn practical, use-them-tomorrow, strategies for increasing student access to learning- without having to change what or how you teach
• Practice how to make interactions and documents more accessible- not just for people with disabilities, but for learners who are using the time, devices, and methods that their circumstances often dictate. This will be showcased by crafting an assignment for one of your courses that increases student choices about how they demonstrate their skills, without changing the criteria by which you grade the assignment
• Participants will leave the workshop with practical, hands-on strategies for expanding learner access and increasing student persistence, retention, and satisfaction, an outcome for which we have 30 years of evidence-based practice and research (Fonosch & Schwab, 1981; Fichten, 1986; Nelson et al., 1990; Houck et al.,1992; Bento, 1996; Benham, 1997; Bigaj et al., 1999; Cook et al., 2009; Murray et al., 2009; Zhang et al., 2010; Lombardi & Murray, 2011; Murray et al., 2011)
*This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series


Niamh Plunkett
071 91305859