UDL & TTC's Library Services

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This slideshow is an example of a series of slideshows that will be developed and used for library staff training at Trident Technical College.

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UDL & TTC's Library Services

  1. 2. What is UDL? <ul><li>UDL stands for Universal Design for Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all.” ( CAST – Center for Applied Special Technology ) </li></ul>
  2. 3. 3 Principles of UDL <ul><li>Multiple means of representation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of expression </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of engagement </li></ul>
  3. 4. UDL seeks to provide multiple means of representation in learning <ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons perceive or “get it” differently. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual learner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory learner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text / Print Learner </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. UDL seeks to provide multiple means of expression in learning <ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons express themselves differently </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orally </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. UDL seeks to provide multiple means of Engagement in learning <ul><li>WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In our bibliographic instruction classes or Web 2.0 workshops, Some patrons would learn and retain more if given the choice of individual or group work for research or collaboration assignments. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Basically, <ul><li>UDL addresses different needs of learners. </li></ul><ul><li>It is best practice to have one tool that multiple patrons can use, not create different tools for several situations. Try not to separate. </li></ul><ul><li>Should be considered during the planning phase and not as an add on, however we can revised some of out current information / services to implement some UDL basics. </li></ul>
  7. 8. How can our library implement UDL? <ul><li>One example. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Library Blog. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Library Blog – Library Happenings <ul><li>Very Informative. </li></ul><ul><li>Updated Regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides good resources. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Primarily text (except picture of library). </li></ul><ul><li>One size text. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture does not have Alt tag or explanation. </li></ul><ul><li>No audio. </li></ul><ul><li>No opportunity for font changes. </li></ul>UDL issues (not present) with current blog
  10. 11. Examples of Tools to improve Blog. <ul><li>Odiogo – free text-speech reader for blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibar – free firefox add-on that provides a number of accessibility features including text manipulation and color manipulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Click,Speak – free firefox extension that reads webpages while highlighting the text. </li></ul>
  11. 12. By clicking the “listen now” icon, text is read by reader.
  12. 15. <ul><li>Create list of existing library services. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify any examples of UDL principals already being used (i.e. some of our electronic databases have readers) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify any examples of services we need to revise or update to adhere to UDL principals (i.e. captions needed on tutorials we created) </li></ul>

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