OL 3600.01: Universal Design for Learning

  • 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023

This course is for instructors and designers who:

  • embrace student variability
  • strive for equity
  • seek to implement new, research-based learning practices
  • want to empower students through flexibility

In this introductory course on UDL, you will:

  • be presented with the rationales and research that support designing learning experiences with UDL in mind
  • read scenarios about applications of UDL
  • reflect on ways you can change your current practice
  • answer multiple-choice questions about UDL terms, principles, structures, and applications

This course is not a checklist to use to “achieve” Universal Design for Learning — UDL is less a course status than an ideal that guides instructor practice and course design.

Although accessibility is an integral part of UDL, this course will not teach you how to design an accessible course. However, it will guide you in identifying ways you can improve your course to make it more accessible, engaging, and flexible. It will also help you think about any challenges you or your students are having in your course through the lens of UDL.

  • Number: OL 3600.01
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  • Mode: Self-Guided
  • Duration: 30 Days
  • Time Commitment: 4–6 hours