This webpage provides resources for developing a syllabus that follows the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. UDL is "an educational framework that guides the design of learning goals, materials, methods, and assessments as well as the policies surrounding these curricular elements with the diversity of learners in mind." A syllabus...
This webpage, from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, is intended for those who are new to accessibility. "This page is meant to be [an] ... entry point into the creation of accessible content with familiar tools such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs." The page focuses on five practices that can have a significant impact on...
This case study explores case-based learning strategies for active learning in bilingual classrooms with Deaf and hearing students. A five-part video series is provided. In part one, Dr. Sandi Connelly describes how she checks for understanding when teaching cases in large classes. In part two, Connelly discusses technology and digital media, and...
This case study explores the Opening the Pathway to Technician Careers Conference, which engaged biology teachers of Deaf students in 2019. The case study describes how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be used to support a bilingual (English and American Sign Language), accessible, and inclusive professional development conference. Best...
On this page, from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials at CAST, instructors will find a concise definition of accessibility that can be referenced in syllabi and other documents to ensure a common language is used to avoid confusion. Related terms such as assistive and accessible technology are also defined. This webpage also...
This webinar, provided by CAST, features a conversation with author Andratesha Fritzgerald on antiracism and universal design learning in the classroom. Featuring passages from her book, Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success, Fritzgerald discusses the challenges Black and Brown children experience in...
This three-page article from CAST discusses Universal Design Learning and the Learning Brain. Cognitive neuroscience research on how the brain functions informs UDL framework, which emphasizes the variability in brain structure and learning patterns. This framework acknowledges high variability in engagement (the why of learning), representation...
This UDL On Campus webpage provides information on blended courses. "This resource explains how combining face-to-face sessions, synchronous sessions, and asynchronous spaces can be designed using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines to be engaging and inclusive of the diverse learners." Information about planning a blended course, a...
This resource provides an overview of the elements of Universal Design Learning in higher education. From the landing webpage, users can navigate to read about the following subtopics: About UDL, Getting Started, UDL Examples, and UDL Institutions. Getting Started: This section offers information about how educators interested in UDL can get...
This webpage, from the UDL On Campus website, includes information on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and assessment. "This resource provides an overview of the types of assessment, a section on assessing variable learners, examples of construct relevance, and a section about the UDL principles and assessment. This resource focuses on ...
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