Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to curriculum design that can help instructors customize curriculum to serve all learners, regardless of ability, disability, age, gender, or cultural and linguistic background” – TEAL Center
Use multiple strategies to present content
Instruction can be reinforced through the use of activities like case studies, role play, field trips, and guest speakers. You can also provide opportunities for students to work individually, in pairs or groups.
Teach to a variety of learning styles
Allow students to demonstrate their learning by assessing them in a variety of ways. For example, including written assessments, as well as visual and oral presentations to demonstrate mastery.
- Mark Hofer (Teaching in Higher ED): Universal Design for Learning (38:02)
- LINCS: Fact Sheet: Universal Design for Learning
- Consuelo Kreider Ph.D. (University of Florida): Universal Design for Instruction (25:18)
- Sheryl E. Burgstahler (University of Washington): Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices (pdf)
- University of Florida: Comprehensive Support for STEM Students with Learning Disability
- Alexandra Bitton-Bailey (Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Florida): Assessment Basics (10:01)
- Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington): Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction
- National Center on Universal Design for Learning
- Consuelo Kreider, PhD (University of Florida): Learning Disabilities at UF (22:30)
- Consuelo Kreider, PhD (University of Florida): Universal Design for Instruction (25:18)
- Alexandra Bitton-Bailey (Center for Teaching Excellence, University Of Florida): Assessment Tools (16:21)