About Us

About Learning Designed

Learning Designed is not your typical online learning platform. It was designed from the start to be a vibrant, networked community focused on bringing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to every classroom, lecture hall, board room, and online learning environment. As a member of Learning Designed, you get access to high-quality learning resources, credentials, certifications, and one-on-one engagement through our platform. But really, the community belongs to you. As education professionals, you are the driving force behind the conversations and connections that will move the field forward. As a community of in-service educators, pre-service educators, schools, universities, education product companies, and other education organizations committed to advancing meaningful learning opportunities for all individuals, where do you want to go next? Start your journey with Learning Designed. 

Is your job focused on learning? 
If it is, you've come to the right place. If it isn't, it will be. We can help you get started.

Learning Designed is being developed by education nonprofits that have worked throughout the globe supporting and researching education systems that traditionally have not met the needs of all learners. We understand the challenges of the modern education system, and we want to support your focus on teaching and learning. 

Have you been looking for a way to reach all learners?
Learning Designed is powered by Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Design has a significant impact on outcomes that can help you reach all learners. UDL is a framework that focuses on proactive, goal-driven design, supporting learner variability in flexible learning environments and experiences. For the last 20+ years, the UDL Framework and Guidelines have been adopted across schools, states, and countries as the stable foundation for high-quality learning for all.

 

The UDL Credentialing and Certification Initiative (UDLCCI)

UDLCCI is the global, field-change initiative that conceptualizes and shepherds the work behind the Learning Designed platform and content. The mission of UDLCCI is to achieve and sustain the optimal, voluntary, and scaled implementation of the Universal Design for Learning Framework and Guidelines through the development of:

  • Broadly-accepted standards and guidelines
  • Field-based expertise representing those standards across a variety of domains
  • Voluntary verification process for documenting the degree to which the UDL Principles and Guidelines are met or addressed in practice and in products

UDLCCI is a multi-phase project that will expand and evolve over time in response to emerging opportunities and stakeholder perspectives. In other words, we are continuing to build the credentials and certifications based on field input. We hope to extend both credentialing and certification of UDL globally into a wide variety of learning environments. 

The UDLCCI is led by Lead Partner Organizations: CAST and the UDL Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN). The project has completed Phase 1 and is moving into Phase 2 (Spring 2018 — Spring 2020). UDLCCI is actively seeking investments of interest, expertise and commitment to moving our mission forward during this acceleration and incubation period. 

 

Initiative Lead Partners

             

UDL Council Members