In this session, participants will learn the difference between the accessible course design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). They will review the important role faculty play in designing courses that are accessible and inclusive. Principles of UDL will be introduced along with simple strategies for implementation of UDL principles. Participants will review strategies for creating course content using Word and PowerPoint and course webpages. Handouts and guides will be provided. Explain the difference between and main concepts of accessible course design, accommodation, and Universal Design Learning principles. Identify several practical strategies for implementing UDL principles in your own course. Create accessible course content including course documents (Word, PowerPoint) and LMS content pages.
Topic Area(s): Quality Design in Teaching
Elizabeth McMahon is Co-coordinator of the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative and faculty at Northland Community and Technical College. With more than 20 years of teaching and instructional design experience with online and blended courses, she regularly facilitates workshops and webinars for faculty that focus on best practices for online teaching, course design, and integration of academic technology.