ERIC Number: EJ858283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
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Start with the Syllabus: Universal Design from the Top
Passman, Tina; Green, Ravonne A.
Journal of Access Services, v6 n1-2 p48-58 2009
Principles of universal design become increasingly important as librarians add information literacy courses and other instructional modules. Issues of access in higher education may be reframed as issues of the design of the inclusive classroom environment. This allows for the spectrum of multiple intelligences and learning modalities to be addressed, as well as the broad diversity that contemporary learners and teachers bring to the classroom experience, live or delivered through distance education. Using the principles of universal design (UD), this paper addresses the manner in which a course may be front-loaded to achieve maximum understanding on the part of the learner as to the expected learning environment and requirements, as well as expected outcomes and assessment practices.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Course Descriptions, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Maine