Post Secondary educators can increase educational reach with Universal Design for Learning


Universal design for learning
course design
student diversity

How to Cite

Coy, K. (2017). Post Secondary educators can increase educational reach with Universal Design for Learning. Educational Renaissance, 5(1), 27-36.


Meeting the needs of a variety of learners in college and university settings is of vital importance. By designing courses infused with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, guidelines and checkpoints; professors and instructors create environments targeted toward meeting the educational needs of a wider variety of students. UDL works most effectively at the design stage. This paper aims to support learning environment design by presenting ten specific strategies for infusing UDL within post-secondary courses at the university level. These strategies will include: identifying barriers to learning, alternatives for participating during class time, effective alternative assessments based on construct relevance and UDL meta cognitive goals and transparency.



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