Proposal Title

Universal Design of Learning: A Model for Inclusion in Higher Education

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Alternative Presentation Type:

reg_presentation

Location

OM 3612

Start Date

19-2-2018 10:35 AM

End Date

19-2-2018 11:15 AM

Proposal Abstract

This session will begin with an Overview of Universal Design for Learning UDL, a research-based set of principles (multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression) that guide curriculum development and pedagogical practices that make learning accessible to learners with diverse characteristics (e.g., cognitive, cultural, linguistic) and needs. Through concrete examples, we will continue with an exploration of practical ideas and strategies to promote accessible learning environments guided by UDL in undergraduate and graduate courses. This exploration will cover considerations for syllabi design, classroom activities, and assessment strategies. Examples from three graduate courses include: •Multiple means of engagement: small group work, gallery walk, in-class collaborative activity using Google docs. •Multiple means of representation: dancing statistics, open coding jelly beans video, other videos, caption for audios and videos, research provocations seminars, Moodle platform, dramatic representation, photo-voice, and journaling •Multiple means of action and expression: Online discussion forums, index cards for silent participation, Be the Expert peer assessment, oral presentations, synchronous and asynchronous online video conferences, introduction through personal video, introduction through a poem, monologue or photo essay. The session will close with an interactive, facilitated, critical discussion on opportunities and challenges for the implementation of UDL in higher education. Participants will be able to participate actively by asking questions and providing insights into shared resources for implementing UDL as an inclusive model for learning in higher education.

Technical Requirements:

Power Point projector, internet, sound.

Statement

The topic is directly related to Inclusion. The model to be discussed(Universal Design for Learning) is a framework for inclusion. It guides curriculum development and pedagogical practices that make learning accessible to learners with diverse characteristics. It assumes learner variability, creates flexible learning environments, and provides multiple points of access to learning.

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Universal Design of Learning: A Model for Inclusion in Higher Education

OM 3612

This session will begin with an Overview of Universal Design for Learning UDL, a research-based set of principles (multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression) that guide curriculum development and pedagogical practices that make learning accessible to learners with diverse characteristics (e.g., cognitive, cultural, linguistic) and needs. Through concrete examples, we will continue with an exploration of practical ideas and strategies to promote accessible learning environments guided by UDL in undergraduate and graduate courses. This exploration will cover considerations for syllabi design, classroom activities, and assessment strategies. Examples from three graduate courses include: •Multiple means of engagement: small group work, gallery walk, in-class collaborative activity using Google docs. •Multiple means of representation: dancing statistics, open coding jelly beans video, other videos, caption for audios and videos, research provocations seminars, Moodle platform, dramatic representation, photo-voice, and journaling •Multiple means of action and expression: Online discussion forums, index cards for silent participation, Be the Expert peer assessment, oral presentations, synchronous and asynchronous online video conferences, introduction through personal video, introduction through a poem, monologue or photo essay. The session will close with an interactive, facilitated, critical discussion on opportunities and challenges for the implementation of UDL in higher education. Participants will be able to participate actively by asking questions and providing insights into shared resources for implementing UDL as an inclusive model for learning in higher education.