Universal Design in Learning encourages faculty to consider how they present their course materials as well as how they provide varius ways for students to interact with the materail and express what they have learned.
What are the guidelines to implementing the UDL principle?
UDL refers to the process of making course concepts and skills attainable regardless of differing learning styles, physical, sensory, organizational, and linguistic abilities and is often described with a set of principles to guide their use. These include:
To the extent that it is possible, UDL is a preferred first line of attack to accommodate diverse learners. It allows the learning process to be more accessible without labeling or serving students differently. UDL should not water down academic standards. Doing so would undermine its purpose. Skills essential to the purpose of the course must be preserved so that students will be competent.
In summary, universal design for learning:
Allows all students to more easily learn course concepts and