Universal (Course) Design for Learning: Online Course Design Principles for All Learners

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Speaker(s)

  • Casey Carroll, Instructional Designer, University of South Carolina

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Accessibility in online course design can be enhanced by applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to course design from the beginning. Participants will learn about the principles of UDL, how to incorporate UDL with alignment of course elements, and strategies to design a course module using UDL principles.

Abstract

Accessibility in online course design is often limited to documents, slides, and captioning. By applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to online course design from the beginning, we can enhance learning for all learners, not just those with documented disabilities. In this presentation, participants will learn about the principles of UDL, how instructional designers can work with faculty to incorporate UDL with alignment of course elements, how UDL principles can be applied to greater online course design and development, beyond just accessibility, and finish the session by designing a course module using UDL principles. This session will appeal to both faculty designing courses and support staff that help faculty to adapt these principles.

Keypoints

  1. Identify the 3 principles of Universal Design for Learning
  2. Describe how to use Universal Design for Learning and accessibility for course design
  3. Plan an online module using Universal Design for Learning principles

Disability Areas

All Areas

Topic Areas

Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Including Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Casey Carroll

Casey Carroll is an instructional designer with the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of South Carolina. Casey works with all who teach to support the creation of innovative and accessible courses and the continued development of teaching skills. He also works with instructors teaching online to help with course design and learning technologies. In addition, he facilitates our Instructional Design Community of Practice. Prior to joining CTE, Casey designed curriculum for professional training and leadership development. He has also taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at UofSC. Casey holds a master’s degree in linguistics from UofSC and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and psychology from Pacific Lutheran University. He also holds the Associate Professional in Talent Development credential from the Association for Talent Development.