ERIC Number: ED477004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Universal Design for Learning: Curriculum, Technology, and Accessibility.
Erlandson, Robert F.
This paper examines how teachers, as educational designers, can utilize universal design for learning (UDL) concepts. UDL is a comprehensive approach to the design of educational systems that addresses elements necessary for the achievement of desired educational goals and objectives: elements such as equity among the participants, environmental supports, and the coupling between participant abilities and task requirements. The essential principles of UDL, which work synergistically, are: equitability, ergonomic soundness, perceptibility, cognitive soundness, error management, flexibility, and stability/predictability. The UDL principles presented in this paper draw from Enabling Technology Laboratory experiences as well as the knowledge and experience of many individuals, ranging from educators to engineers. Educational designers can systematically apply UDL principles to create more efficient and effective educational environments. (Contains 15 references, 1 table, and 7 figures.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Design Preferences, Designers, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Teachers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.