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Universal Design for Learning and Technology Integration in Higher Education: Can We Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities in University Classrooms?
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, Southeastern Missouri State University, United States ; , University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In recent years higher education settings have become increasingly diverse, including a significant increase in the number of students with disabilities. Incorporating the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in university courses provides a potential opportunity for students with diverse learning needs to access the rigorous university curriculum. Specific examples of technological applications of UDL in teacher education to create a flexible learning environment will be presented. Discussion will center on the potential of university education, particularly teacher education, to model the level of inclusiveness and accessibility that we seek to provide to students with disabilities in K-12 settings. Particular attention will be paid to the potential of innovative computer-based technology, web-based learning, and web-accessibility tools to enhance access for students with learning and sensory disabilities.

Citation

Aguinaga, N. & O'Brien, C. (2009). Universal Design for Learning and Technology Integration in Higher Education: Can We Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities in University Classrooms?. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2419-2421). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 20, 2019 from .

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