Book Chapter

A journey through the development of online environments: Putting UDL theory into practice

CP Ostrowski, L da Rosa dos Santos, J Lock, NF Altowairiki, SL Hill, C Johnson

Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Technologies for Online Learning in Higher Education | Published : 2016

Abstract

As higher education institutions move toward offering more online courses, they need to carefully consider how the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) should be integrated into the design and development of the online environments so to better meet the needs of all learners. An example of how this can occur is illustrated in the chapter with a design project that used principles of UDL in the creation of online environments for field experience courses at one Canadian university. The design team shares the journey of developing their understanding of UDL and applying these principles when creating online environments for both students and instructors. The provision of education..

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