The central role of technology of UDL in the classroom is that it allows the teacher great flexibility in all areas of the classroom. It allows the teacher to assess different students at different levels in different ways. It also allows the students greater flexibility when it comes to instruction.
UDL allows the teacher to effectively reach the whole class and not just target the majority. It allows for greater engagement because the students are being reached on their level. Greater engagement almost always means great academic achievement.
What Brain Research Tells us About Learning Differences
Dr. David Rose tells us there are 3 basic networks of the brain:
Recognition – sensory and processes patters
Strategic – processes actions and plans
Affective – emotion – processes emotions and evaluates patterns
Based on brain research the 3 basic principles of UDL were created. Teacher design of lessons will be based on those 3 principles. This will allow for greater achievement for all students in the classroom and not just the majority.
The Central Role of Technology in UDL based on Brain Research
The central role of technology in UDL based on brain research will be to provide an avenue for the teacher to provide student specific instruction and assessment.