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Brightspace webinar on Universal Design for Learning - Tom Tobin

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Webinar slides for the Brightspace Teaching & Learning Community. Presented Feb. 2, 2016 by Thomas Tobin of Northeastern Illinois University.

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Brightspace webinar on Universal Design for Learning - Tom Tobin

  1. 1. Reach StudentsWhereThey Are: Start Using Universal Design for Learning in Brightspace Thomas J.Tobin Northeastern Illinois University
  2. 2. Meet Reed Moore-Büx
  3. 3. Reed teaches detective fiction
  4. 4. What Reed wants his students to do
  5. 5. What his students actually do
  6. 6. Reed is recasting his course for mobile learners
  7. 7. Reed’s always-on course nightmare
  8. 8. Help Reed connect to his students who are on mobile devices. What one strategy could he adopt to supplement—or even replace— his face-to-face teaching?
  9. 9. Let’s Help Reed Universal Design for Learning = +1 ... … learner engagement … representing info … action choices
  10. 10. Wait a second...
  11. 11. UDL = access (no matter why)
  12. 12. “We want a situation that is good for everybody . . . part of it is thinking about what has to happen at the level of design that makes accommodation less necessary.” -- Sam Johnston, CAST
  13. 13. Reed’sVideo
  14. 14. Five strategies for UDL
  15. 15. Strategy 1: start with text.
  16. 16. Strategy 2: make alternatives.
  17. 17. Strategy 3: let ‘em do it their way. = =
  18. 18. Strategy 4: go step by step.
  19. 19. Strategy 5: set content free.
  20. 20. Checking in with Reed
  21. 21. 1. Start new design processes with text. 2.Create alternatives for all multimedia. 3. Design alternate ways for learners to demonstrate each course objective. 4.Break up tasks into separate components. 5. Expand, document, and share interactions in online courses using free or low-cost tools.
  22. 22. UDL?Yeah, We GotThat. Image ©2007 BLH Photography. Used under CC BY licenses from Flickr.com Don’t just train the faculty.
  23. 23. The need to make changes is not always this obvious. Image ©2014 Thomas J. Tobin
  24. 24. Take-Aways Image © 2007 Scott J. Waldron, used under CC-BY license from Flickr.com
  25. 25. Academic integrity Accessibility & UDL Copyright & intellectual property Evaluation of teaching practices thomasjtobin.com
  26. 26. THANKYOU! t-tobin@neiu.edu

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