on April 13, 2022 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Universal Design for Learning: Review, Assessment, and Future Directions

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Originally presented April 13, 2022

This presentation reviews the theory and rationale for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and summarizes research on its effectiveness. Presenters examine certain contradictions in UDL, such as how a learning method that is tailored to individual differences can work for an entire class. 

Drawing on their long-term study of library book clubs for those with intellectual disabilities (ID), Leah Plocharczyk and Matt Conner explore these issues in terms of specific case studies and suggest remedies. The presentation concludes with actionable ways to implement UDL for college classrooms. 

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Universal Design for Learning Slides

Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards is a librarian and instructional designer with Niche Academy. She's worked in public and academic libraries across the United States and taught Library and Information Studies at the University of Botswana as part of a Fulbright Fellowship. She's passionate about how libraries help people build individual and community assets.

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