Developed by theĀ Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to help teachers and learning designers to develop learning experiences and guide the design of instructional goals, assessments, methods, and materials that can be customised and adjusted to meet individual needs.

The LX.Lab Learning Design Meetup recently welcomed scholar and UDL specialist Dr Frederic Fovet to explore some of the opportunities and hurdles in implementing this framework in Higher Education settings. This in-depth presentation shares perspectives on:

  • The historic ambivalence of instructional design towards UDL
  • Radical changes triggered by COVID-19
  • Gains and hurdles encountered in inclusive blended learning during the pandemic
  • Examples of successful UDL reflection during the pandemic
  • Opportunities for instructional designers in this landscape
  • Remaining challenges in the implementation of UDL in post-pandemic teaching and learning

Watch the full recording of Dr Frederic Fovet’s presentation, including audience questions and discussion:

Read more on Universal Design for Learning from David Yeats in Exploring UDL: design with everyone in mind, including further background, benefits, critiques and how the framework is evolving. If you’ve been exploring UDL in your own teaching, we’d love to hear from you too!

Feature image by Shaun Low 

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