"Today we’re sharing the first of several posts drawn from work shared at the 4 April 2012 Academic Technology Showcase, which brought 70-some projects by UMinn faculty, staff and students making use of technology to provoke, further, extend, make possible a range of innovations in Teaching, Learning, and Research."
Two projects that incorporate UDL principles are showcased here. Universal design means "creating more ways into the learning experiences for all students". Take a closer look at these to projects:
"1. The Media Description Project – Real-Time Access to Images for Blind & Visually Impaired Students: write up by Tim Kamenar; Disability Services, student services coordinator.
2. Podcasting: Learning on-the-go: write up by Susan Aase; Disability Services, outreach coordinator.
Course objectives include
> increasing engagement with the learning process through direct involvement with producing and sharing new information related to the course;
> stimulating learning through use of emerging technology-based learning venues;
> building a sense of community by involving students in teaching one another;
> empowering students to become co-producers of the learning process and the outcomes;
> and increasing measurable student outcomes, such as lower rates of course withdrawal and higher final course grades."
Via Kathleen McClaskey