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  1. The Universally Designed Learning Experience:Institutionalizing Universal Design for Learning The ACCESS Project, Colorado State University Jesse Hausler, Assistive Technology Coordinator Craig Spooner, Project Coordinator

  2. The ACCESS Project • Funded by U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education • Grant #P333A080026 • Our Goal: • Ensure that students with disabilities receive a quality higher education Introduction

  3. The Old Approach • Accessibility workshops: • Course materials and documents • Web based information • Course management systems • Instructional media • Compliance with regulations, guidelines • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) • Section 508 of Rehabilitation Act Introduction

  4. We Failed to Gain Traction • Narrow Focus • Disability • Assistive Technology • Faculty Perception • “I don’t have students with disabilities.” • “Not my job!” • Went at it alone • Few strategic partnerships • Low on the list of administrative priorities Introduction

  5. Philosophical Changes • Benefits for all students • Disabilities are part of the range of diversity • Enabling the learning environment • Broader definition of “accessible” • Accessibility paired with usability • Applied to a wide range of technologies, including assistive technologies • Tie our goals to those of the University New Approach

  6. Goals of the University • Access, Diversity, and Internationalization • Enhance accessibility for students with physical, learning and other disabilities • Active and Experiential Learning Opportunities • Student Engagement • Retention and Graduation New Approach

  7. Universal Design for Learning “ Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles and techniques for creating inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials. teaching technology ” New Approach: UDL

  8. Universal Design for Learning • Represent information and concepts in multiple ways (and in a variety of formats). • Students are given multiple ways to express their comprehension and mastery of a topic. • Students engage with new ideas and information in multiple ways. New Approach: UDL

  9. Representation

  10. Representation • Ideas and information are represented in multiple ways and in a variety of formats • Lectures • Group activities • Hands-on exercises • Text + Graphics, Audio, Video • Usable electronic formats (e.g., Word, PDF, HTML)

  11. Representation • In our video, who benefits from the: • Transcripts? • Captions? • Our version with Descriptive audio?

  12. Expression

  13. Expression • Students express comprehension and mastery in multiple ways • “Projects, Performances, Presentations” • Journals • Portfolios • In-class writing assignments • Art work • Videos or Film

  14. Expression • Colin from our video • Student with Quadriplegia • Undergraduate in Landscape Architecture • Assignment: Create a 3D model • Physical model • Computerized model

  15. Engagement

  16. Engagement • “Engage” students in multiple ways • Express your own enthusiasm! • Challenge students with meaningful, real-world assignments • Give prompt and instructive feedback on assignments • Classroom response systems (clickers) • Make yourself available to students during office hours in flexible formats

  17. Engagement • Physics professor from India has students video tape Q&A during office hours • Individual questions answered for everyone in the course • Video • Written explanation

  18. UDLFramework

  19. Institutionalization Plan • Dissemination • Creation of award for UDL implementation • Formation of advisory group with campus Administrators • Strategic Campus Partnerships Institutionalization Plan

  20. Dissemination • Colorado State University • Embed UDL principles into existing professional development • Regional • CO-WY Disability Consortium, CoADE, eLCC • National • EDUCAUSE, AHEAD, AHG, NASPA Institutionalization Plan > Dissemination

  21. UDL Award • Associates UDL with instructional innovation • Promotes awareness of UDL • Provides monetary incentive for the adoption of UDL Institutionalization Plan > UDL Award

  22. Creation of Advisory Group • Campus representatives • Provost’s Office • Institute for Learning & Teaching • Student Affairs • Central Computing • Retention Offices • It starts with one administrator • Offer a key role on your project Institutionalization Plan > Advisory Group

  23. Benefits of Advisory Group • Advice • Experienced external perspectives • Project directions • Opportunity • Tie UDL to the institution’s goals • Remind administration of institutional benefits of UDL • Credibility and Access • Buy-in all the way to the top • Introduction to Professional Development venues • Develop partnerships Institutionalization Plan > Advisory Group

  24. Strategic Partnerships • The Institute for Learning and Teaching • Central Computing • Libraries • Academic Departments Institutionalization Plan > Strategic Partnerships

  25. Institute for Learning and Teaching • Provost Course Redesign Initiative • Orientations for New Faculty and GTAs • “Master Teacher Initiative” seminars in all 8 colleges • “Teaching with Technology” workshops • Annual campus-wide “Professional Development Institute” Institutionalization Plan > Strategic Partnerships

  26. Central Computing • Technology Workshops • Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, HTML • Best practices for Course Management System (WebCT) • Online Modules • Classroom Training • Evaluation of new CMS options Institutionalization Plan > Strategic Partnerships

  27. Libraries • Electronic Reserves • Creating Universally Designed PDFs • Electronic Books • Planning team for electronic book reading technology • Hardware and software Institutionalization Plan > Strategic Partnerships

  28. Academic Departments • Faculty training • Face to face • Online modules • http://accessproject.colostate.edu/udl/modules • UDL Research in “Gateway” courses • Veterinary Sciences • Psychology Institutionalization Plan > Strategic Partnerships

  29. UDL Research • Examine the effectiveness of instructor UDL training as measured by student and instructor perceptions. • Examine perceptions regarding what promotes an effective teaching and learning environment • Investigate the number of students who report having a disability and the percentage who seek accommodations • Lay groundwork to monitor persistence and retention Research

  30. Quantitative Results • Statistically significant, meaningful effect sizes (student perspective): • Information is presented in multiple formats • Instructor actively engages students in learning • Instructor relates key concepts to the larger objectives of the course • Instructor begins class with an outline • Instructor summarizes key points • Instructor highlights key points of instructional videos Research — Schelly, Davies & Spooner (submitted for publication)

  31. Qualitative Results • Strategies to Increase Student Engagement • i>clicker questions • Asks questions • Videos • Partner/group discussion and activities • In-class mini writing assignments • Strategies to Increase and Support Learning • Videos • Provides examples • i>clicker questions • PowerPoint (structure, organization) • Checks for understanding Research

  32. Research Wrap-Up • Corroboration of national disability statistics • 9-11% of students report having a disability (>2 million) • Just a few hours of training can produce significant improvements in instructor teaching behavior • enhance the learning experiences of all students, including those with disabilities Research

  33. Conclusion • Institutionalization of UDL is achieved by: • A philosophical shift • A dissemination plan • Promotion via a UDL Award • Advisory group of key administrators • Strategic partnerships • UDL Research Conclusions

  34. Thank you!Visit us Online at http://accessproject.colostate.edu The ACCESS Project, Colorado State University Jesse Hausler, Assistive Technology Coordinator Craig Spooner, Project Coordinator