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This premier resource, authored by the professionals at Learning Designed, prepares anyone who is pursuing the UDL Associate Credential - Level 1. Learn more about why UDL is so important to designing modern learning environments that address the needs of all learners. 

Select the INTERACTIVE tab to access the mini-course interactive modules.

Learn why UDL is so important
Prepare for the UDL Associate Credential - Level 1 evaluation

Bryan Dean
Matt Marino

Learning Designed

Grade/Age Level:

Adult Learning

Category Quick Find:

Professional Development

Problem Area:

Design of Learning Environment for All
Goal Attainment
Professional Development

Resource File Type:

Interactive module

Teaching Practices:

Planning for Learner Variability
Understanding & Overcoming Barriers
Goal Setting
Flexible Materials
Flexible Methods

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Posted date:

April 23, 2018
Associate Level 1 - Mini-course Start Interactive Content
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Is there a place to identify what the expectations are and about how much time I need to set aside to earn this credential? Trying to decide when to begin. Thanks!

Good Q Ruby, I am wondering the same. Does it really take a year to earn the credential, especially if you have a firm knowledge base of UDL?

No sound? Am I missing something? Text-to-speech voice over is simple to accomplish and would help enormously. The NVDA screen reader is having trouble with the first reading assignment. Plus, when the assignment is completed, a screen appears that reads "BYE! You may now leave this page." But the only way to leave is to exit the course, which means I have to now reload and pick through to where I left off. For a course on UDL principles, it is a bit ironic that the module doesn't seem to be set up to accomodate all learners.

UDL is important to teachers and students at schools.

To students, UDL provides multiple means of representations, which can promote students' understanding of lessons. students who can understand the knowledge and context at the lesson are more likely to master the skills and contents, and therefore they can achieve higher scores and succeed at schools. Meanwhile, UDL allows students to express themselves in multiple ways, which means that students can use the ways that they are interested to show their knowledge in classes and assessments. it is particularly important to students with disabilities to express themselves in flexible ways, because they may face barriers when they are required to use one way to participate in testing. Moreover, UDL stresses the engagement in students' learning, so that students are more likely to finish their learning.

To teachers, using UDL to design a lesson is more likely to include all students at a class, because teachers use multiple ways to promote students' understanding, engagement, and participation, which can help teachers to design successful lessons. at the same time, using UDL can help teachers to reflect their students because UDL can be a checklist, when teachers design their lessons, and teachers can design flexible lessons if they can rethink their lessons in UDL principles.