Our faculty have reported amazing things happening in their courses after implementing UDL. The benefits have been positive both for the students and the instructors. UDL is framework based on neuroscience and architecture which can apply to any course. The main goal is remove barriers to learning and to reach all students, no matter what their learning style preferences or background.
Here are the 3 main principles of UDL:
For more about UDL and a detailed breakdown of each principle and image, visit http://udlguidelines.cast.org/.
Chart contrasting the differences between UDL and traditional education: https://u.org/2I36sp1.
UDL image and Higher Ed article at https://bit.ly/2kyIya5.
For UDL training opportunities, see the Library page and click on the Professional Development tab. Then, click on the Professional Development Calendar of Events.
Link to the national UDL center: http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.XXJcyChKiUk
Link to UDL in higher ed: http://udloncampus.cast.org/page/udl_landing
Introductory video about UDL from national site: https://youtu.be/bDvKnY0g6e4.
Inside Higher Ed article: https://bit.ly/2m48Otv.
Podcasts about UDL in education: https://thinkudl.org..
Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA): The term UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING means a scientifically valid framework for guiding educational practice that: (A) provides flexibility in the ways information is presented, in the ways students respond or demonstrate knowledge and skills, and in the ways students are engaged; and (B) reduces barriers in instruction, provides appropriate accommodations, supports, and challenges, and maintains high achievement expectations for all students, including students with disabilities and students who are limited English proficient.
Growth Mindset is ". . . when students that their abilities can be developed" (Dweck 2014).
Our faculty are fostering growth mindset in their classes and modeling growth mindset with their professional development, TBR revitalization grants, classroom design, course design, and student engagement.
For more about Growth Mindset, see The Glossary of Education Reform at https://www.edglossary.org/growth-mindset/.
Image from https://bit.ly/2GTi6C8.