Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a proactive approach to design our courses to ensure they are educationally accessible to all students, regardless of their learning style, cognitive, physical or sensory abilities. This page provides links to UDL related information or resources.
What is UDL?
- UDL Principle: Multiple Means of Representation
- UDL Principle: Multiple Means of Engagement
- UDL Priniciple: Multiple Means of Expression
- UDL Guidelines -Educator Worksheet [doc]
Why Is UDL necessary?
Neuroscience study results reveal that our DNA or our three primary brain networks account for the individual differences in our skills, needs and interest.
UDL at SJSU
- Engaging for Success (EFS) Teaching workshop [pdf], May 29, 31, and June 7, 2018. Inclusive Course Design slides [pdf] and Inclusive Course Design checklist [pdf] are available.
- Annual Course Design Summer Institute: partnership between Center for Faculty Development and eCampus in 2017 and 2018
- UDL at TEAM Grant program: ongoing partnership between University Library's Affordable Learning $olutions and Center for Faculty Development since 2016
- UDL at Affordable Learning $olutions (AL$) workshop in June, 2012 at SJSU. UDL slides [pdf] are available.
Other UDL Related Resources:
- UDL-U: A Comprehensive Faculty Development Guide - a CSU research based repository to support faculty and staff with many print and non-print resources and examples through the EnACT~PTD grant
- Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) - a nonprofit research and development organization with the goal to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through UDL
- Knowbility - a nonprofit organization dedicated to support user friendly, barrier-free accessible information technology
- Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) - an organization at University of Washington that promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool
- Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD): A professional membership organization for faculty and disability service professionals involved in policy development and provision of quality services for people with disabilities in higher education. The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED) is the official journal and the leading forum for scholarship in the field of postsecondary disability services.