Presented at 2:00pm in Westminster I on Thursday, November 21, 2019.#29424
- Bryan Saums, Instructional Design Specialist, Volunteer State Community College
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: All Levels
- Type of session: General Conference
Universal Design for Learning is a great platform to engage faculty in big ideas like “reaching all learners” while connecting them to practical considerations like accessible text & captioned videos. This interactive session will define Universal Design for Learning, introduce the three principles of UDL, & discuss ways to incorporate UDL into instruction.
Designing for learner variability is where educational theory meets educational practice. Designing courses that embrace learner variability is exciting for faculty and creates engaging courses for students. Universal Design for Learning’s emphasis on designing for variability is a great platform to engage faculty in big philosophical ideas like “reaching all learners” while connecting them to practical and technical considerations like accessible text and captioned videos. This workshop will define Universal Design for Learning, introduce the three principles of UDL, and discuss ways to incorporate UDL into instruction. Participants will identify one UDL learner goal they would like to reinforce in their instruction. Small groups will be formed around the three goals of UDL (Purposeful & Motivated, Resourceful & Knowledgeable, and Strategic & Goal-Directed). Beginning with a list of some implementation ideas, groups will brainstorm and generate specific ideas to improve instruction.
- Courses designed for learner variability excite faculty and engage students.
- UDL engages faculty in pedagogy and connects them to practicalities like accessible text & captioned videos.
- Using UDL to plan for learner variability helps generate ideas to improve new or existing instruction.
Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Alternate Format, Other, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized
Bryan Saums is passionate about helping students, faculty, and staff succeed in the community college setting. He holds two master’s degrees, plus a certification in geographic information systems (GIS), and a master’s certification in instructional design. Bryan designed and delivered his first distance learning course in 2002. In addition to his instructional design work in higher education, he has designed education programs in government and the nonprofit sector. While Bryan has never been arrested for disturbing the peace, he plays banjo so the possibility is always open.