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What is Universal Design for Learning?
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Multiple Means of Representation
Multiple Means of Expression
Multiple Means of Engagement
Universal Design (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Introductory video explaining UDL
developed by Ohio State University for Faculty and Administrator Modules in Higher Education (FAME) aimed at creating accessible higher education for students with disabilities.
Videos explaining UDL
Universal Design: Accessibility for All Learners
- October 2003 | Volume
Teaching All Students
Pages 55-60 Technology creates powerful physical, social, and learning environments for all students by Cynthia Curry
NCLD's Universal Design for Learning Podcast
featuring Skip Stahl from Center for Applied Special Technology.
Slide show answering the question, "
What is UDL
Three brain networks
WHAT IS UDL (UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING)?
According to the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), classrooms today are composed of a diverse group of students. CAST has worked to develop and enhance technology-based classroom equipment and strategies according to their definition of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Their definition of a Universal Design for Learning requires:
That students are given a variety of representative tools-- so that students have multiple ways of understanding the information presented in order to gain knowledge from that experience/lesson
That students are shown or taught several different means of expression--this provides the students with alternative methods for expressing, proving, or demonstrating what they have learned
That students are provided with a means of engagement, which increases their motivation in that area of learning
With UDL, teachers are encouraged to use the power of technology to create an inclusive classroom, and an effective teaching environment for
Proven research states that all brains perform functions differently. However, CAST has focused on 3 important brain networks that influence learning. These networks are:
Recognition networks (Obtaining facts, how the brain identifies what is seen, heard, or read--"the
Strategic networks (Performing functions, how the brain organizes and expresses ideas--"the
Affective networks (Engagement and motivation, how a student is interested or challenged--"the
Your three brain networks
Activity for understanding
Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age
Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
- Center for Applied special Technology (CAST)
Measure Your Progress Toward UDL Implementation
- Denise DeCoste and colleagues from Montgomery County, MD have developed this site devoted to the practical application of UDL.
Other UDL Wikis and Blogs
What is UDL? Wiki
UDL Tech Tool Kit Wiki
Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner
- Educational and Assistive Technology to support Universal Access and Universal Design for Learning
Creative Commons License
UDL by OAISD is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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