Universal Design for Learning: Strategies, Tools, and Resources

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UDL at a Glance - a 5 minute YouTube overview from CAST

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational approach to teaching, learning, and assessment that guides instructors to reach and teach all learners by utilizing flexible instructional materials, techniques, and strategies.
"A universally designed curriculum is designed from the outset to meet the needs of the greatest number of users, making costly, time-consuming, and after-the-fact changes to curriculum unnecessary"(Center for Applied Special Technologies, www.cast.org)

UDL embraces three primary principles based on brain and learning research

1.) Multiple means of representation - the "what" of learning with varied ways that new information can be presented to students.
2.) Multiple means of expression - the "how" of learning with different ways that learners can navigate a learning environment and demonstrate their mastery.
3.) Multiple means of engagement - the "why" of learning with the many ways that students can be engaged in their learning and motivated to learn.

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 1.0

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UDL by OAISD is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.