Inclusive Learning: How Universal Design & Technology Enhance Learning for...
Studies have shown that learning experiences designed with Universal Design Principles benefit all students. These principles outline an approach to creating material that is equitable, flexible, simple, noticeable, fault tolerant, and appropriately uses size and space.
At the end of this hands-on session, you will be able to:
Describe how Universal Design helps in the learning process for everyone including learners with disabilities
Use Universal Design Principles to create instructional materials and activities
Organize your content in an easy to navigate and accessible eCampus template
Create accessible word documents, presentations, PDFs, and videos
Workshop Facilitators: Dr. Stephen Balfour (College of Liberal Arts) and Shweta Kailani (College of Liberal Arts).
Dr. Stephen Balfour has directed the academic technology initiatives for the College of Liberal Arts for more than 13 years. He has advised the University and College about instructional technology, pedagogy, distance education, and other computer mediated communication issues and policies. Steve is an instructional associate professor who teaches courses in psychology and interdisciplinary liberal arts and writes about online assessment and pedagogy.
Shweta Kailani is the senior instructional designer for the College of Liberal Arts and an online teacher for the Virtual Instructor Certificate Program in the College of Education and Human Development. She has over five years of experience in instructional technology and universal design for Learning. Shweta facilitates 60 workshops a year on various topics like game based learning, open educational resources, web 2.0 EdTech tools, and UDL.