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Inherent in all learning environments, and in particular virtual learning spaces, are barriers. These can include barriers unique to individual students or a product of the technology. At California State University, Fresno, the large variety of university students include over 50% of students in poverty, first generation, and emergent bilingual language learners. The challenge of capturing the talents of this group is often a struggle for instructors, particularly in digital courses. Instructors should use design elements of UDL within post-secondary courses. These include: identifying barriers to learning, alternatives for participating during class time, effective alternative assessments based on construct relevance, and UDL meta-cognitive goals and transparency.

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Authors/Creators: 
Kimberly Coy

Organization/Publishers: 
UDL-IRN

Problem Area:

Design of Learning Environment for All

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WCAG v2.0 A

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Implications for Teaching & Practice

Teaching Practices:

Understanding & Overcoming Barriers

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December 13, 2018
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