The UDLHE Network Logo

UDLHE Networking Discussion

Join the UDLHE Network’s co-chairs Eric Moore and Jennifer Pusateri for a discussion around UDL in higher education.

No votes yet

About

Join the UDLHE Network’s co-chairs Eric Moore and Jennifer Pusateri for a discussion around UDL in higher education.

Session Video Recording

Authors/Creators
Eric Moore
Jennifer Pusateri

Resource Quick Find
Implementation

Resource File Type
Video

Share this resource:

Posted date:

January 24, 2022

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

University of Limerick logo next to title and presenter: UDL & An Accessible Driven Life, Thomas J. O'Shaughnessy

UDL & An Accessible Driven Life

Legislation and policy are shaping the development of all facets of Irish education. Underlining many of these developments are issues embedded in inclusive practice and rights-based approaches to education. This presentation discusses the implications of these approaches with an emphasis on the impact for higher education.

No votes yet

About

Legislation and policy are shaping the development of all facets of Irish education. Underlining many of these developments are issues embedded in inclusive practice and rights-based approaches to education. This presentation discusses the implications of these approaches with an emphasis on the impact for higher education. Furthermore, the presentation explores accessible practice and current trends around creating accessible educational material as part of an overarching Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach in one higher education institution in Ireland. The presentation additionally focuses on an accessibility practitioner’s involvement in the development of a Community of Practice (CoP) on campus that would influence and drive more inclusive educational practice. The presentation also discusses the close relationship between UDL, accessibility and technology and the impact that can have on higher education institutions. The presentation concludes with practical tips on developing accessible practice and discuss the inherent benefits of utilizing communities of practice.

Session Video Recording
Slide Deck
Padlet

Authors/Creators
Thomas O’Shaughnessy

Resource File Type
Video

Share this resource:

Posted date:

January 24, 2022

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

Headshots of Kelly Dreyer and Julie Nelson Meers with session title: UDL + TED Experience: A Metaphor for Engaging K-12 and Higher Education Communities

UDL + TED Experience: A Metaphor for Engaging K-12 and Higher Education Communities

This session aims to answer the question: How can we create a learning experience that – using the TED approach as a metaphor – provides UDL outcomes, while also providing a streamlined path to multiple entry points?

No votes yet

About

The mechanisms of engaging with TED content are not unique, and the content itself is often not new, but the manner in which TED connects content to its viewers draws many similarities to Universal Design for Learning.

How might we use what TED has accomplished, as metaphor and inspiration, to:

  • Create content that is consumable by ALL learners, prompting students to ask for more.
  • Create content that is easier to translate to many different access points, making differentiated engagement easier and more wide-spread
  • Create content that is memorable… enhancing retainment and making learning FUN!

How can we create a learning experience that – using the TED approach as a metaphor – provides UDL outcomes, while also providing a streamlined path to multiple entry points?

Session Video Recording

Session Resources:

Authors/Creators
Kelly Dreyer
Julie Nelson Meers

Resource Quick Find
Implementation

Resource File Type
Document
Video

Share this resource:

Posted date:

January 21, 2022

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

Text: "Knowledge Sharing through Crowdsourcing of Class Notes in Higher Education. Ithaca College. The UDL-IRN Summit 2021"

Knowledge Sharing through Crowdsourcing of Class Notes in Higher Education

This session presents findings from a mixed-methods research study that utilized an expanded version of crowdsourcing class notes in fourteen higher education courses with over 700 undergraduate and graduate students. 

No votes yet

About

Crowdsourcing class notes was a UDL based tool used in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, T-560 course: Meeting the Challenge of Individual Differences, taught by David Rose and colleagues. This session presents findings from a mixed-methods research study that utilized an expanded version of crowdsourcing class notes in fourteen higher education courses with over 700 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to class notes, students crowdsourced executive summaries and visual representations of class sessions with peers through the learning management system. This research study sought to understand how students use crowdsourced materials, and about using the materials. Participants will leave the session understanding benefits of crowdsourcing student materials and recommendations for future implementation of the tool in higher education courses. 

Session Video Recording
Slide Deck

Authors/Creators
Amie E. Germain
Rodney Altemose

Resource Quick Find
Research Articles

Share this resource:

Posted date:

January 20, 2022

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

Headshot of Thomas J. Tobin, University of Wisconsin-Madison next to text "Expert UDL for UDL Experts: How to Get Funding, People, and Time to Implement UDL."

Expert UDL for UDL Experts

This session will share three expert-level messages to bring back to your campus leaders and colleagues.

No votes yet

About

The good news: most people in higher education have now heard about UDL. The bad news: many think it’s just another facet of general accessibility efforts. The opportunity: now we can build on foundational knowledge to create UDL experts at our colleges and universities. This session will share three expert-level messages to bring back to your campus leaders and colleagues. You will learn how to go beyond the principles of UDL as they apply to individual course interactions and start designing curricula, services, and support structures in a universal and inclusive way. Not an expert yet? Come by and learn!

Session Video Recording
Slide Deck
Handout/Planned Transcript

Authors/Creators
Thomas J. Tobin

Share this resource:

Posted date:

January 20, 2022

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

Image shows students studying in a grassy outdoor area with title: Using Co-creation and Instant Feedback for Teaching University Students

Using Co-creation and Instant Feedback for Teaching

This study argues that virtual learning environments for co-creation and mobile apps could represent valuable tools for effective UDL practice.

No votes yet

About
This session presents co-creation work and WhatsApp use to enhance learning. Dr. Furmonaviciene co-created an online textbook with an undergraduate student group of around two hundred students. The students completed their co-creation as group work during the revision sessions for the module. UDL underpins innovative teaching ways, where every student can actively learn. Co-creation of an online textbook and WhatsApp use increased student engagement and allowed students to provide unique inputs. This study argues that virtual learning environments for co-creation and mobile apps could represent valuable tools for effective UDL practice.

Session Video Recording
Resources
Interactive Notes Document

Authors/Creators
Ruta Furmonaviciene

Resource File Type
Document
Video

Accessibility
WCAG v2.0 A

Share this resource:

Posted date:

December 15, 2020

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

The Higher Education Deck of Spaces

Introducing The Higher Education Deck of Spaces

Gain a new vocabulary and methodology you can take directly to your campus to support student engagement, faculty training, endowments, and more as we teach you how to use the UDL Learning Spaces Idea Kit for Higher Education.

No votes yet

About
Space design strategy development at any level can be difficult to initiate. Whether it be within your college or department to full campus- or university- wide, come prepared with a UDL toolkit. Gain a new vocabulary and methodology you can take directly to your campus to support student engagement, faculty training, endowments, and more as we teach you how to use the UDL Learning Spaces Idea Kit for Higher Education.

Session Video Recording Part One
Session Video Recording Part Two
Slide Deck
Interactive Notes Document

Authors/Creators
David Reid
James Basham

Resource File Type
Document
Slides
Video

Accessibility
WCAG v2.0 AA

Share this resource:

Posted date:

March 23, 2021

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

The Higher Education Deck of Spaces

Introducing The Higher Education Deck of Spaces

Gain a new vocabulary and methodology you can take directly to your campus to support student engagement, faculty training, endowments, and more as we teach you how to use the UDL Learning Spaces Idea Kit for Higher Education.

No votes yet

About
Space design strategy development at any level can be difficult to initiate. Whether it be within your college or department to full campus- or university- wide, come prepared with a UDL toolkit. Gain a new vocabulary and methodology you can take directly to your campus to support student engagement, faculty training, endowments, and more as we teach you how to use the UDL Learning Spaces Idea Kit for Higher Education.

Session Video Recording Part One
Session Video Recording Part Two
Slide Deck
Interactive Notes Document

Authors/Creators
David Reid
James Basham

Resource File Type
Document
Slides
Video

Accessibility
WCAG v2.0 AA

Share this resource:

Posted date:

March 23, 2021

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

green background with the words Universal Design for Learning and an open door on the left and colored silhouettes of several people shoulder to shoulder at the bottom

UDL Overview from AHEAD

In this ever changing and increasingly diverse further and higher education landscape, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides an effective framework to improve the learning experience of all students within the mainstream teaching environment.

No votes yet

About

Providing a fully inclusive learning environment is complex and creating a culture of engagement and inclusion that works for all students requires a shift in thinking and a change of behavior at an institutional level. In this ever changing and increasingly diverse further and higher education landscape, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides an effective framework to improve the learning experience of all students within the mainstream teaching environment.

This UDL Overview page on the AHEAD web site provides an overview of UDL from the Higher Education perspective.

Organization/Publishers:

AHEAD

Resource Quick Find
Professional Development

Resource File Type
Document
Video

Share this resource:

Posted date:

October 5, 2020

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

bell shaped curve set of cartoon people stacked together to represent the spectrum of learners

UDL (Part 1): Definition and Explanation

This video provides an introduction to UDL from a higher education perspective. Universal design for learning, or UDL, is a set of learning design principles that increase access and reduce barriers for all types of learners.

Average: 2 (1 vote)

About

This video provides an introduction to UDL from a higher education perspective. Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is a set of learning design principles that increase access and reduce barriers for all types of learners. This video offers strategies for engagement, one of the three UDL principles promoted by CAST. Engagement considers how students are motivated to learn the content by connecting course concepts to their academic, professional and personal lives.

Organization/Publishers:

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at OU

Resource Quick Find
Professional Development

Resource File Type
Video

Accessibility
WCAG v2.0 A

Share this resource:

Posted date:

March 18, 2021

Resource Fee
$0.00
Buy

0
No votes yet

Slide presentation with embedded audio explaining how UDL architectural principles apply to barriers in learning.

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 14:52