UDL: A framework for good teaching, a model for student success

Provost's Course Redesign Competition, 2010

Title slide from presentationAbstract

Universal Design for Learning is a three-part model for good teaching, designed to promote inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials. Thus, it's about both teaching and technology. The case for UDL begins by acknowledging the diversity evident in today's classrooms, including students of different ages and life experiences, genders, ethnicities, language backgrounds, and learning styles. Disabilities—both apparent and non-apparent—are another facet of student diversity. So, too, is the wide range of technologies used by instructors and students.

This session attempts to explain UDL by situating it in the context of three "big questions":

  1. Who are your students?
  2. What are the goals of the university?
  3. What is your philosophy of teaching?