Increasing Student Engagement with Universal Design for Learning
Melissa Engleman, Tara Jeffs, East Carolina University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Are all your students engaged and getting equal access? The number of higher education students with identified disabilities is increasing rapidly. Accessibility mandates are often perceived as too complex and difficult to implement on the course development level on a day-to-day basis. Strategies for providing multiple means of representation, multiple means of engagement and multiple means of expression not only benefit students with disabilities. Such strategies also make learning more engaging for all students. Results of a 4- year study of learning styles and preferences applied to online activities for a diverse group of graduate level education students will be presented. Examples of student choice projects that tap into varied learning styles and preferences will be demonstrated and shared. Come learn about the essential elements of Universal Design for Learning and how it can empower both instructors and learners in distance education. Equip yourself with practical, easy-to-implement strategies for ensuring that course materials are accessible to all learners.
Engleman, M. & Jeffs, T. (2008). Increasing Student Engagement with Universal Design for Learning. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 52-57). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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