Universal Design for Learning
What is Universal Design Learning (UDL)?
Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone–not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. – National Center on Universal Design Learning (taken from: http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has both a strong history and a significant commitment moving forward pursuing the goal of being a “Universally Designed University” even as the definition of such a goal is dynamic and shifting. Try out some of our Universally Designed resources to get us closer to our goal!
UDL on Campus (CAST resources)
Where are we as a Saint Mary's Faculty?
An Introduction to Universal Design at Saint Mary’s – (Google Slides)
Creating a Universally Designed Syllabus (Tegrity Recording)
UDL General Resources
- From the text “Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone”- Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education by Thomas J. Tobin & Kirsten T. Behling.
Revamping a course to be accessible to students with physical or learning disabilities can help make it accessible to everybody else, too.