Sunday, November 30, 2014

(UDL) Universal Design for Learning - UW-Stout Tech Tips Newsletter

Editor: Karen Franker
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In this Issue
List of Spring 2015 Online Courses with Opening
Incorporating Universal Design Principles in Learning Activities
Tech Tip: Ten Chrome Extensions for Universal Design and Accessibility
Featured Course: Instructional Design for eLearning
Discover the benefits of effectively implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with learners of all ages.
7 Ways to Implement Universal Design for Learning
The University of South Carolina’s Center for Teaching Excellence provides a clear summary of the 7 key points to consider in Universal Design, incorporating the “what”, the “how” and the “why” of learning. 

Fostering Inclusion with Universal Design for Learning

Kevin Kelly describes the numerous benefits of UDL, and provides specific examples of strategies for structuring assessments for students with both invisible and diagnosed disabilities. 

Universal Design Examples and Resources

The National Center on Universal Design for Learning provides specific examples of tools and resources which support multiple means of: representation, action, expression, and engagement.

Universal Design: Promising Practices

For a thorough look at cutting edge UDL practices, view the University of Washington’s comprehensive e-book with evidence-based examples from five institutions.

UDL Exchange

Browse and build free UDL lessons and resources after you sign up for a free CAST account.

UDL Curriculum Self-Check

The CAST Website provides case stories about how students experience barriers in specific subject areas, and contrasts the traditional versus the UDL approach in designing instruction.

Lesson Plans and UDL

Examples of how to create choices in how a student learns about an assignment and how a student completes an assignment.

It’s Time to Register for Spring Online Courses
Check out what’s new.
List of Spring 2015 Online Courses

Register today to reserve a spot. No payment is due now. 10% of the tuition for spring courses is due in February with the balance due in March.
Meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification.
Tech Tip

Luis Perez describes the newest Google Chrome browser extensions that add: text to speech, low vision adjustments, and a way to clear up Web page clutter (ads and other distracting content).
Featured Course
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for eLearning
January 5 - February 27, 2015
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Margie Konik, Health Information Technology, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Stanley, WI
  • "Instructional Design for Online Learning is a great model for anyone who is considering online or blended instruction. It is very well structured and facilitated, the content is engaging, and it encourages communication among students – all, I believe, key criteria for a quality online course."

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