Considering the learning

Over these holidays I’ve had more opportunity to sit and chat with folks, hear their stories, and listen to the lessons in these. One shared reminded me of the importance of keeping options open. This gentleman, now in his 70’s, recounted some of his early college experiences with me over a cup of coffee. Aspring Read More…

Connecting the learner through instruction and media

A few years ago, I was in the midst of working through my doctoral coursework. Each semester brought two classes and the┬ámass of readings and assignments. This particular spring semester of 2004, I encountered one of the toughest professors during my doctoral program. Known for her emphasis on perfect academic writing skills, she taught us Read More…

Reasons why UDL makes so much sense

Here’s a great video documentary by Dr. Michael Wesch that confirms just another reason why universal design for learning, as a framework for classroom instruction, just makes so much sense! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o

Reflections of..the way life used to be

Universal design for learning (UDL) helps us focus on how we infuse good instructional approaches and technologies to maximize the learning process. I remember my early experiences in very traditional classrooms that were steeped in tradition — lots of long lectures, reading texts with the instructor in class, meaningless overheads, and tattered handouts that were Read More…