UDL Symposium: 1E. A hacker's guide to UDL - Simple, sustainable & effective UDL strategies
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"I love the idea of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), but I don’t have the time to implement it!". UDL needs to be sustainable if it’s to be implemented. This is a challenge for busy educators with increasing workloads. But with small changes to mindset & workflow, you can start creating learning content that is accessible and inclusive using little more than your current desktop software and LMS and some freely available web-based resources.
This workshop demystified UDL practice by showing how to easily take learning content from an idea to being available online in an accessible and flexible format. It also provided tips, hacks & suggestions on how to implement UDL into your everyday workflow when developing learning resources for digital first delivery. Small changes to how educators design and create learning resources can have a big impact on inclusion and accessibility for students.
Justin Wylie, Central Queensland University, has worked in education for 12 years, initially in classroom teaching and, over the last six years, in the VET and University sectors as a learning designer. Discovering UDL was a turning point in Justin's professional journey. UDL bridged his deep commitment to equity and inclusion with the solid foundation of evidence-based teaching practices. This is an ongoing journey that will continue to evolve as he gathers more insights. Sustainability is a pressing concern in education, especially when it comes to changing or adapting practice. Academic and educator workloads have never been larger.