This is the last regular post of the 2017-2018 academic year! To keep you inspired over the summer, I offer this link to information about 8 storytelling techniques you can use to create more engaging talks and presentations. Whether you offer information to students in person, online, on video, in infographics, or in other ways, these […]
Available for free to help all of us think more about Universal Design for Learning and how we can make our courses more accessible to and engaging for all, particularly through the use of technology and online tools, is the UDL Toolkit! This Toolkit was designed by folks at the Center for Applied Special Technologies […]
Colorado State University’s “Access Project” helps other in higher education think about Universal Design for Learning, and how we can improve our own teaching practices, especially leveraging the power of educational technology and online tools! I found the resource called “How Do YOU Teach?” particularly valuable as I thought about my own classrooms, what I […]
The text Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices, edited by Sheryl E. Burgstahler, can be located at the above link. The e-book contains an introduction to UDL in higher education and a variety of articles on UDL practices from the field. Contributors have affiliations with a variety of universities and community colleges. The final section […]
While all levels of education need to attend to UDL to be in compliance with ADA standards, postsecondary education students have particular abilities and needs. Check out this website with resources and ideas on postsecondary education and UDL, provided by the National Center for Universal Design for Learning. Also, you’ll find even more resources at […]
We’ll all be hearing a lot more about Universal Design for Learning in the coming months… for a quick overview, check out this overview video produced by CAST, the Center for Applied Special Technology. You can learn more at the CAST website.
“Until learning has no limits.” That’s the motto for CAST, The Center for Applied Special Technology, whose website is loaded with information and resources for educators interesting in Universal Design for Learning (UDL). As their website states that The Center for Applied Special Technology explores ways of using new technologies to provide better educational experiences to students […]
Universal Design for Learning… this is something that those of us working in online education need to think about more as we design our curricula and lessons. This TEDX talk, “Universal Design for Learning–A Paradigm for Maximum Inclusion” addresses this in the context of reconciliation. Fascinating. The speaker, Dr. Terence Brady of Oxford, explains UDL […]
“We believe in the additive power of educational technology both inside and outside the classroom.” Check out this fast-paced, information-packed overview of “teaching at a distance” and educational technology from the makers of the wildly popular Crash Course educational series. The lesson is aimed at students learning through educational technology and offers tips for […]
Not sure what “adaptive learning” means? How about “personalized learning”? For a quick overview of some digital trends and terms you might hear, check out this quick article and infographic. Nothing deep or detailed, just a quick overview.