Universal Design

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This module reviews the history of Universal Design and how it has been applied in higher education. It provides information on how to plan for an inclusive environment in both face-to-face and online courses, with specific strategies to improve the accessibility of course materials. Strategies to diversify instruction and offer flexible assessment activities are also provided. The final section of the module examines how a campus can adopt the principles of Universal Design for Learning and sustain that mission. While Universal Design for Learning is meant to meet the needs of ALL students, special considerations for students with intellectual disabilities are provided throughout the module.

Learn the history of Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning, and why it is important in higher education.
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Users will learn how UDL can help diverse learners, support inclusive course access for students with intellectual disabilities.
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Learn strategies for face-to-face and online learning environments, as well as the social elements of a college course.
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Learn how planning for diverse learners from the beginning can help meet student learning objectives.
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Learn strategies for engaging students during instruction.
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Learn about student-centered strategies for assessment and how to apply them to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.
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Learn how to build campus capacity for Universal Design using Core teams and how to sustain UDL on campus using professional development and faculty champions.
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See what you have learned by participating in this module.
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