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ERIC Number: EJ1184985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2374-1473
Preparing Teachers to Use Universal Design for Learning to Support Diverse Learners
Evmenova, Anya
Journal of Online Learning Research, v4 n2 p147-171 2018
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically-based framework for developing curricula that acknowledges learner diversity as a function of human variability. While it is possible to implement UDL without advanced technologies, it is easier and more efficient to provide multiple means of engagement, representation, and action/expression with technological support. In this exploratory study, 70 educators (including in-service general and special education teachers) learned about UDL implementation in an online course designed using UDL principles. At the end of the study, all educators could recognize specific UDL guidelines and checkpoints in the observed lessons across grade levels and subject areas. They also proposed revised lesson plans that extended the use of UDL to address the specific learning outcomes and learner variability. The thematic analysis was conducted to explore the most common ways to use no technology to high technology tools, providing UDL through blended learning. The findings from this study suggest the importance of modeling UDL practices to encourage implementation in classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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