Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an essential component in the virtual classroom. UDL is formed of a set of guidelines that mean to ensure the all students have the same opportunity to learn the proposed content. The main areas of support include:
- Multiple representations of content
- Opportunities to demonstrate knowledge in multiple ways, ie. audio, video, etc.
- Variety of methods for engagement
Following, a self study I earned the following digital badge as proof of my work learning about UDL and how to incorporate its principles into my course design.
A Sample of the Guiding Principles:
When designing Alternative Text for graphics use the following:
- drill-down organization
- emphasis on data, bullets or lists
National Center on Universal Design for Learning http://www.udlcenter.org/
National Center on Accessible Materials http://aim.cast.org/
National Center for Accessible Media http://ncam.wgbh.org/