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  1. Jun 2020
  2. Nov 2019
    1. Section 508 compliance is discussed to support instructors knowledge of section 508 and how to begin the process of ensuring instructional content is 508 compliant. Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act governs access of media to all persons whether they have a disability or not. Including captions, audio description, and accessible video players are vital to compliance. Compliance with 508 is necessary given that data that illustrates the percent of employees that have need for accommodations to support their learning. This brief article seems highly related to Universal Design of Learning. Rating: 10/10

  3. Aug 2019
    1. And they have largely moved beyond the mental model of universal design (UD) in the physical environment, which is static, bounded, and predictable—instead designing interactions according to UDL, which sees interactions as dynamic, open, and emergent.

      Really interesting point here about the limit of the "curb cut" metaphor.

  4. Apr 2019
  5. Mar 2019
    1. UDL guidelines. As I post this, I do not know whether this website will be included in our future course readings or not. This website practices what it preaches and provides the same content in multiple forms. The viewer can select/choose the manner in which items are displayed. This has essential information, such as the need to provide "multiple means" of engagement, representation, action, and expression when teaching. Rating 5/5

  6. Jan 2019
    1. More forcefully than in any other single class, I realized the importance of universal design for learning (UDL). This curricular design features privilege multiple access points for learning, engagement, and assessment. As Dr. Jennifer Stone puts it, “designing on the front end” with UDL minimizes the need for individual learners to make a special request.

      The incorporation of UDL practices is important for all students.

  7. Nov 2018
    1. The website, EdSurge.com, is where this article was found. This article talks about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The three principles behind UDL are engagement, representation, and action and expression. This website has an entire section on technology in school.


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  13. Feb 2018
    1. that while our collective brains function similarly, the actual networks that invoke what we delineate as understandingand actual learning are highly variable (Sporns, 2011). For instance, research based on simple tasks such as tapping a single finger have shown the significant difference in how different brains process that exact motion (Meyer & Rose, 2002). Additional research continues to clarify how differently each person’s brain processes information. Defined as variability, these recognized differences point us toward designing more diversified opportunities for learning (Meyer, Rose, &Gordon, 2014). This variability comes to light when a teacher considers how to effectively engage and support learning for every learner. UDL is a framework that supports the design of a learning environment or classroom that both expects and accepts thevariability of every learner. In addition, the framework emphasizes context. How the student emotionally connects to the topic, the setting, the mode of delivery, the person delivering the information, and how other learners can alter that student’s acquisition of the information (Daley, Willett, & Fischer, 2014). Creating an environment where learners know they will be able to access and deliver information in a way that fits their momentary or constant needs allows them to approach learning in a more receptive state (Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, 2014). With access to the
    1. Beyond compliance, this effort is a key component of valuing diversity in an educational ecosystem that supports inclusivity and universal design in education.

      accessibility over compliance. Love it.

  14. Jan 2018
    1. Investigating the Connection between Usability and Learning Outcomes inOnline Learning Environments 
  15. Nov 2017
    1. This means developing a flexible learning environment in which information is presented in multiple ways, students engage in learning in a variety of ways, and students are provided options when demonstrating their learning.

      These are also best practices in teaching and learning, which says something about human cognition and motivation generally and how we think about people who need "accommodations." In other words, maybe we all need "accommodations" that serve our need for autonomy, mastery, and purpose.

  16. Oct 2017
    1. Providing students with multiple means of perceiving, comprehending, and expressing their learning not only allows for students to engage with the material in a way that most benefits them

      Accessibility vs. Accommodation... Building accessible courses helps ALL students, regardless of their status of ability, as opposed to accommodating to meet the needs of one student.

    2. Helpful overview of UDL.

  17. Aug 2017
    1. Focusing on the fundamentals of grammar is one approach to teaching writing.

      CUE ELA Protocols +UDL Research and background information that can be used to provide support for the use of the protocols

  18. Jul 2017
    1. Bringing User Experience to Education: UDL and Inclusion for the 21st Century" and my keynote address, which I refer to at the conclusion of the post, is about "Universal Learning Experiences: How UDL and UX Structure Inclusion & Transfer in Education for All." 

      @kgoin Conference