Book Chapter

Designing an Online Graduate Orientation Program

Jennifer Lock, Carol Johnson, Jane Hanson, Yang Liu, Alicia Adlington

Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design | Routledge | Published : 2019


As online learning programs experience growth in higher education, institutions must ask how students are being oriented to online learning. Orientation or preparation programs can provide students with opportunities to become fmiliar with the technologies being used in online classrooms. In this chapter, the authors report on an online graduate orientation program grounded in the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Using a design-based research (DBR) methodology, they developed an online orientation program and studied the iterations of its implementation. Drawing on this research, they discuss the various strategies and activities that align to each of the UDL principles. Th..

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