Universal Design 4-pack
This package was developed to help you give all students equitable opportunity to engage with your course content, participate in course activities, and demonstrate their knowledge. With this broad flow, and the conceptual and practical nature of each program, itís perfect for new faculty or those designing new courses.
Give all students equitable opportunity to engage with your course content
More than one out of 10 students in higher education have a disability of some sort.
Are you doing everything you can to remove their barriers to learning?
Find out how straightforward it is to make your courses accessible with the Universal Design 4-pack, a series of four Magna 20-Minute Mentors developed to help you provide all your students with an equitable opportunity to learn.
Youíll also discover how addressing accessibility concerns will improve your course for all students, whether they have a disability or not.
You know itís your responsibility to make reasonable accommodations for students who need them, but this package of practice-based videos will show you how to avoid time-consuming retrofitting and be an inclusive educator from the start.
Questioning your assumptions is the key. We all carry with us preconceived notions about how students acquire and interact with information, participate in class, and demonstrate their learning.
Through a series of sessions formatted to accommodate even the busiest of schedules, the Universal Design 4-pack will show you a thinking process designed to lead you in a more accessible direction.
Accessibility is at the core of what higher education is all about. Itís too important to be an add-on or an also-ran and too central to the inherent values of educators to be overlooked. The Universal Design 4-pack will help you meet your responsibility to provide equitable opportunity to all students, from course design through assessment. These programs are included:
- How Can I Make My Course Content More Accessible? explores a conceptual and practical approach to working with students with disabilities.
- How Can I Make the Activities in My Course More Inclusive? is designed to help you give all your students an equitable opportunity to engage actively with your course.
- How Can Backward Design Make My Courses More Accessible? describes and demonstrates a process for reducing barriers to learning in your assignments.
- How Can I Make My Exams Accessible? will show you how considering accessibility from the start can enhance your assessment practices for all students.
These concise programs will take you all the way from comprehension to evaluation. After participating in these sessions, youíll be able to:
- Examine course content delivery formats for potential barriers to learning
- Formulate alternative, more accessible methods for presentation and acquisition of information, including print, electronic, and classroom formats
- Employ backward design to develop accessible assignments
- Design alternative methods for demonstration of learning
- Formulate appropriate ways to discuss accommodations with a student who has disabilities
- Demonstrate practical techniques to remove barriers to learning
- Use learning goal criteria when designing exams
- Analyze assessment situations
- Devise more accessible exams in terms of format, language, and testing time
Whatever kind of institution you work in, accessibility issues should matter to you.
The Universal Design 4-pack was developed to help you give all students equitable opportunity to engage with your course content, participate in course activities, and demonstrate their knowledge. With this broad flow, and the conceptual and practical nature of each program, itís perfect for new faculty or those designing new courses.
Magna 20-Minute Mentors are designed by and for educators who donít have time to waste. All four sessions run just 20 minutes and are jam-packed with solid thinking and action items. To further speed implementation of your new knowledge, youíll also receive:
- Lists of doís and doníts
- Recommended resources
- Examples of the backward design process
Purchase this extraordinary educational value today, to start improving accessibility for all students tomorrow!
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Elizabeth Harrison, Ph.D., is the director of the Office of Learning Resources (OLR) at the University of Dayton as well as the associate director of the Ryan C. Harris Learning & Teaching Center.
She is active at the state and national levels in the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and at the national level in the faculty development professional association (POD-Network).
Harrison has led workshops on universal design at higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada, and has presented on the topic at national conferences.
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