Universal Design for Learning: Planning Flexible and Inclusive VR Services
The educational framework of universal design for learning (UDL) was defined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and again in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. Both federal statutes highlight the core principles of UDL that focus on how individuals learn and express their learning. Based in neuroscience research, the UDL principles and guidelines offer strategies for rehabilitation practitioners to consider for designing how information is represented, how learners express their understanding, and how they become engaged with the content.
During this webinar, Dr. Frances Smith, CVE will discuss the core UDL principles and strategies that are important to the UDL framework. She will explore some of the differences between UDL, universal design and assistive technology. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about a number of free online resources and tools that can be used to support the integration of UDL into learner centered assessment, planning and instruction.
Topics covered during this course:
- History of Universal Design for Learning
- The similarities, differences, and intersectionality of:
- assistive technology
- universal design
- Universal Design for Learning
- The framework and key components of Universal Design for Learning.
- Approaches to using Universal Design for Learning
- Where to find free resources to assist with implementing UDL principles in your practice
Certificate / CRC Credit (1.5)
When you reach the end of the course, you will be prompted to complete a brief quiz. Once you have met the requirements for passing the quiz you will be awarded either a Certificate of Completion or 1.5 CRC credits.