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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Tertiary Education

Australia’s first free online training course in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was created specifically for staff in the Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training Sector.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a learning design approach that recognises there is no ‘average’ learner. Learners come with a wide variety of prior experiences, abilities, preferences and needs. Courses are often designed for the ‘average’ learner, then individualised adjustments are added as required to support learners with additional needs. A UDL approach requires course design to consider the broadest possible range of needs and preferences of all learners. UDL reduces the need for reasonable adjustments and enhances the experience of all learners, including those with disability. 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a mindset. When applied to learning, UDL enables inclusive curriculum design, development and delivery. It embraces learner variability, designs for it and reduces barriers to learning; creating a greater sense of belonging and empowers learners. 

Enrol now This link takes you away from the ADCET page in the free online UDL in Tertiary Education eLearning course developed by ADCET and the NDCO Program, to increase your understanding of designing, developing, and implementing UDL into your teaching practice.

If you are interested in accessing the SCORM files for your institution please register your interest This link takes you away from the ADCET page. This will enable you to integrate the eLearning directly into your Learning Management System so that you can track and manage staff training enrolments and completions.

The training will also provide you with access to UDL resources, checklists and templates, information about learning design and accessibility, opportunities for ongoing professional learning and access to networking and collegial conversations with your peers.

Further Universal Design for Learning information and resources are available via the Inclusive Teaching/Universal Design for Learning section in ADCET.