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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is something you have discussed in depth at your Summer Institutes, it is also a clear guide to assist you in planning and implementing your own web based interfaces, such as WIkispaces.

What is Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning works to engage different types of individualized learning by analyzing how new information is processed, problems are thought through, and how we engage in activities.

Three Primary Principals:
  1. Provide Multiple Means of Representation: Recognizing how we gather and categorize information through all of our senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste), and providing multiple methods of learning that engage the distinct senses in differing ways.
  2. Provide Multiple Means of Action of Expression: Recognizing how we navigate problems by engaging in activities that encourage critical thinking, and individual expression of opinion.
  3. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement: Recognizing what motivates and engages us uniquely in learning, and providing multiple elements for our varied interests and motivators.

Resources for UDL Design and Instruction:
Moving from Innovation to Implementation: ScreenCast
Research Starters: Universal Design for Learning: Special Education

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