Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum design that fosters an inclusive learning environment by ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to learn (National Center on Universal Design for Learning).
At its core, UDL is about building flexibility and options into course design. Proactively minimizing barriers to learning reduces the need for individual accommodations. Providing multiple pathways to achieve course outcomes motivates and engages students while supporting different learning styles, needs, and abilities.
UDL is a mindset, not a prescribed set of steps and procedures. As you develop your course, consider ways to provide multiple means of representation (how content is delivered), action and expression (how students demonstrate their knowledge), and engagement (how students participate). To learn more, watch our website for upcoming trainings and resources, or check out the resources below to get started:
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