Universal Design for Learning
We encourage you to think about ways you can make your curricula inclusive and accessible to all students with diverse characteristics (e.g., learning style, culture, socioeconomic status, physical abilities, communication skills, gender, race, etc.).
The educational paradigm of "Universal Design for Learning" (UDL) can provide helpful frameworks, strategies, and tools for developing courses that are engaging, relevant and accessible to an increasingly diverse student body.
- UDL Guidelines Examples
- The UDL Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.
- National Center on Universal Design for Learning
- Provides information about UDL, advocacy, implementation and research.
- Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE)
- Develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience.
- Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
- An educational research and development organization working to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. Review their UDL Resources & Tips.
- Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice (Harvard Education Press, 2008)
- A fantastic and comprehensive guide to creating accessible college and university courses and campus services.
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