Universal design for learning is often thought of as something that strictly benefits students with disabilities in brick-and-mortar classes. However, the truth is that it can benefit all learners, but particularly adults in online classes.
The second step will involve staff from the Centre for Open Learning and Educational Support (COLES) and HREO who have developed a short module to introduce the main concepts of universal design for learning.
Jane Strunck's insight:
We have a shift happening, from accommodations to UDL.
This powerful post from D. Mourlam describes the apps that can not only enhance lessons so they are universally-designed but can also be used by learners to express what they know. He provides a description of each app and what the UDL Connections are with each app.
> Videolicious and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship
> iMovie and Flexible Methods of Presentation
> Skitch and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship
> Evernote and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship
> Twitter and Flexible Options for Engagement
> Facebook and Flexible Options for Engagement
> Prezi Viewer and Flexible Methods for Presentation
> VoiceThread and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship
> Skype and Flexible Options for Engagement
> Screen Chomp and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship
This fact sheet is intended to help parents, educators and administrators learn more about how UDL can support gifted and talented students in their schools and districts.
>> How does UDL apply to learners who have gifts and talents? >> How does UDL allow learners with gifts and talents to succeed within the general education classroom? >> Can't other learners benefit from similar types of instruction? >> What is being done to promote the implementation of UDL? >> Where can I find more information?
Within an educational framework, universal design refers to a similar approach in designing and delivering products and services, such as curricula, instruction, and evaluations. Application for Special Education.
Jackie Gerstein shares Wes Fryer's "Making Media for the Curriculum" that illustrates the media that can support multiple means of expression and ways for all leanrers to demonstrate understanding of the content.
The Internet is changing how and when people can access information and is transforming and disrupting how education is designed and delivered. New approaches to learning are threatening traditional ...
Cupertino, Sunnyvale school shop classes allow for creativity, purposeSan Jose Mercury NewsMany elective programs in the school district are about giving students their first chance to make a choice about what they can take and what they want to...
The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective for the Expert Learner is for a learner to be: Resourceful ... This process can guide the design of personalized learning environments that meets the needs of all learners.
As a teacher I have found CAST's UDL Lesson Builder Tool helpful in planning UDL lessons and units. This tool also provides sample UDL lessons, which I found helpful when I first began planning. Bookmark and Share ...
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