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will be taken down on July 1, 2015. We recommend that you check out the multimedia book
Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice,
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Welcome to the CAST UDL online modules.
These two online modules introduce the theory, principles
and application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to
teacher candidates and in-service teachers. They provide
higher education faculty with a multimedia, interactive
online-learning environment that can be embedded in
instructional methods courses. They are designed to be
flexible enough to be used as part of an online, hybrid or
face-to-face course. It is suggested that you create an
interactive community of practice using a blog, wiki or
other type of interactive web 2.0 media.
What do you get?
Multiple Means of Representation
The content is represented in multiple ways including text, audio clips and video.
Multiple Means of Action and Expression
Online activities, discussion questions and lesson plan assignments allow students to express their understanding in different ways.
Multiple Means of Engagement
Text, audio, video, activities, additional resources, information, links to more information and to other web sites allow students multiple ways to engage with the content.
These prompts can be found throughout the modules and provide students with additional opportunities to pause and reflect, to extend their learning, to model UDL and to test their understanding.
Embedded prompts are also provided for instructors.
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Introduction to UDL
Applying the UDL Framework to Lesson Development