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Providing options

A central tenet of the universal design for learning (UDL) framework considers the importance of providing learners with options. This is underscored across a number of the UDL guidelines that focus these around options for recruiting interest, options for sustaining … Continue reading

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Finding another kindred UDL spirit 10 hours from home

Yesterday was a day of exploration in the Wakefield/Melrose, MA area in a place I plan to live soon. A wonderful opportunity to embark on a UDL Fellows opportunity with the UDL brain trust at CAST and Boston College. I … Continue reading

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Smart searching with a smart web resource

The LearningPort is a wonderful resource of professional development sources around the country. I especially like the way that “smart highlighting” is in play when I search specific keywords such as “universal design for learning” for the National UDL Center … Continue reading

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History in the making

It is a wonderful thing to watch important events like these happening in our world. History in the making for individuals who are trying to access the same information as us all…just in differing ways. Thumbs up! http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2010/10/08/president-obama-signs-21st-century-communications-video-accessibil

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The enjoyment of introducing students to the importance of UDL

Today marks the conclusion of another successful week of teaching graduate students about the framework of universal design for learning (UDL). This is our eighth year of offering this course at GW University in Washington, DC and I’m always encouraged … Continue reading

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A successful conference on universal design for learning

Last week I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Better Learning by Design Conference in Burlington, VT. This was a wonderful opportunity for like-minded advocates of universal design for learning to gather and discuss best practices. The … Continue reading

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The iPad: A great little mobile device

I’ve been recruited! Having just sat through an hour long APPLE demonstration on the iPad, I can now say that I am converted. I want to get my hands on one of these very slick mobile devices. Not only is … Continue reading

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There’s a new UDL kid on the block!

Interested in the discussion around universal design for learning? Looking for ways to promote the importance of this framework? Consider joining the discussion through the National Community of Practice on Universal Design for Learning at http://www.sharedwork.org. We’d like to hear … Continue reading

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Multiple ways to represent information..

Yesterday while attending the Virginia Transition Forum, I had the wonderful opportunity of hearing a parent describe an example of universal design for learning (UDL) in action. They shared how when they were first introduced to the great software program … Continue reading

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The new Horizon Report 2010 has some interesting projected trends…

At the EDUCAUSE ELI 2010 conference in Austin, TX this week, the folks at New Media Consortium shared some interesting trends from their recently released 2010 Horizon Report.  As noted in their projected trends, notice some of the following across … Continue reading

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