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Universal Design for Learning - Faculty Mentoring Network Introduction

Author(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley1, Hayley Orndorf2

1. University of Wisconsin - Madison 2. BioQUEST

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Overview of Universal Design for Learning, presented to a faculty mentoring network during a virtual meeting

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Version 2.0 - published on 04 Mar 2020 doi:10.25334/JG5W-E031 - cite this


"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all" (CAST 2018).  The goal of implementing UDL in the classroom is to reduce the need for specific student accommodation. UDL is most effective when incorporated in the "design" phase of curriculum development, rather than for "just in time" accommodations. 

This PowerPoint covers the basics of UDL, includes two case examples, and resources around UDL. This presentation was designed for a small online presentation with participants meeting virtually.


This version includes an adjusted introductory activity and a discussion about the connections between different frameworks of universal design and backward design. 

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