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Explorations and Discoveries with Universal Design for Learning (UDL): The research continues. Sarah Bryans Bongey, M.Ed. March 16, 2011 8:00 – 9:00 am. This presentation emphasizes UDL in undergraduate education. Universal Design has its foundations in architecture and product design.
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Sarah Bryans Bongey, M.Ed.
March 16, 2011
8:00 – 9:00 am
This presentation emphasizes UDL in undergraduate education.
Ron Mace, 1941-1998 Architect, Founder, Center for Universal Design
Sidewalk with curb cuts
Ramp in Ferris Elementary School
“Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.”–Ron Mace
Source: CAST, 2011
BIO 2120: Supplemental use of a Learning Management System (LMS) Multiple Means of Representation: Podcasts, Audio Blackboards, Captioned videos, animations from publisher, course notes.
Multiple Means of Action and Expression: Online and f2f options: Discussion Board, labs, guided study sessions, online chat with professor and peers.
Multiple Means of Engagement: Online Office Hour with Professor and Chat Logs for those who can’t attend synchronously. Also, hands-on activities/labs, online learning games, and options, including 24/7 access to course materials.
Student Survey Responses
Student responses from follow-up interviews (based on self-report of those claiming to have a disability)
Students with disabilities stated that the UDL design did not cause them to attend class lectures less frequently.
Student tracking data shows that when UDL design was implemented, the total user sessions went up (6542 to 7241) and average session length also rose from 5:29 minutes per session to 8:00 minutes per session.Source: Blackboard/WebCT Student Tracking Data, 2008/2009. Fall semester (non-UDL) versus Spring semester (UDL).
Your comments and questions?
Bryans Bongey, S., Cizadlo, G., & Kalnbach, L. (2010). Blended Solutions: Using a supplemental online course site to deliver Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Campus-wide Information Systems (27)1, p. 4-16.
Center for Applied Special Technology. (2011). Universal design for learning. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/udl/index.html
Edyburn, D. L. (2010). Would you recognize universal design for learning if you saw it? Ten propositions for new directions for the second decade of UDL. Learning Disability Quarterly, 33(1), 33-41. Retrieved from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cld/ldq/2010/00000033/00000001;jsessionid=b8d2mdivrs1q.victoria
EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. (2008b). Key findings. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/ers0808
Getzel, E. E. (2008). Addressing the persistence and retention of students with disabilities in higher education: Incorporating key strategies and supports on campus. Exceptionality, 16, 207-219. doi: 10.1080/09362830802412216
GovTrack.us. (2008). Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4137) to amend and extend the Higher Education Act. Retrieved from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr110-956&tab=votes