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  • UDL’s High Impact Teaching Blueprint with Erin Leif and Lizzie Knight

    UDL’s High Impact Teaching Blueprint with Erin Leif and Lizzie Knight

    This conversation focuses on disability, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and how UDL can be used a blueprint to engage High Impact Teaching Strategies to include a wide variety of students. You’ll also hear of quite a few resources that are listed on our website for this episode, so feel free to follow up on this conversation for some great information and a free eLearning course.

  • Technical and Further Education with Jen Cousins and Meredith Jackson

    Technical and Further Education with Jen Cousins and Meredith Jackson

    In this episode I speak with Meredith Jackson, the Leading Vocational Teacher at TAFE (Technical and Further Education), Queensland, and Jen Cousins, a Teaching and Learning Specialist in Accessibility and Inclusive Education at TAFE, South Australia.

  • Career and Technical Education with Luis Perez and Tracey Hall

    Career and Technical Education with Luis Perez and Tracey Hall

    In this episode, I speak with two CAST members. And when I say CAST members, I don’t mean a theater play or a Disney employee, but rather CAST, the non-profit that created and introduced the Universal Design for Learning guidelines to the world several decades ago. Originally, the acronym CAST stood for the Center for Applied Specialized Technology, but now they are simply known as CAST. At CAST, Luis Perez is a Technical Assistance Specialist and a noted speaker, and Tracey Hall is a Senior Research Scientist and Instructional Designer. In today’s conversation we talk about how UDL has been and can be implemented in career and technical programs in the United States.

  • UDL Masterclasses with Jodie Black

    UDL Masterclasses with Jodie Black

    Today we will talk about her new project, Masterclasses, which are open to everyone worldwide. In today’s episode we will talk about what a UDL masterclass is and discuss three different topics that her UDL masterclasses cover. These topics include what it means to be a UDL-informed leader, what UDL-informed Course Design is, and the difference between UDL, Accessibility, and Academic Accommodations. Even if you cannot take a masterclass, this discussion is a fruitful one that helps us all understand the importance of UDL in leadership, course design, and its place in the university. 

  • Different Kinds of Intelligence with Temple Grandin

    Different Kinds of Intelligence with Temple Grandin

    In this episode, Professor Temple Grandin talks about the different ways people think, how to teach a variety of learners, what advice she gives college professors, what advice she gives college students, and why she thinks we don’t need algebra (for some things at least) among other things!

  • Design for Divergence with Megan Kohler

    Design for Divergence with Megan Kohler

    Today our conversation focuses on how instructors can create inclusive educational spaces for neurodiverse learners in higher ed, creating community and supporting interpersonal connections.

  • Engaging Alternative Grading with Joshua Eyler

    Engaging Alternative Grading with Joshua Eyler

    Today’s conversation will focus on how the UDL guidelines dovetail with non-traditional grading, especially focussing on multiple means of engagement. In fact, we will look at the specific ways that alternative grading practices recruit learner interest, help sustain effort and persistence in multiple ways, and also serve to guide students through self-reflection.

  • Supporting Neurodiverse Learners with Chiara Horlin

    Supporting Neurodiverse Learners with Chiara Horlin

    In today’s conversation, we talk about why she founded the Neurodiversity Network and what it does for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Glasgow. We also look into the challenges that neurodiverse students find at universities and what strengths they bring! And finally we discuss what college instructors can do to support neurodiverse students on our campuses.

  • UDL University with Nicole Brewer, Randy Laist, and Dana Sheehan

    UDL University with Nicole Brewer, Randy Laist, and Dana Sheehan

    In this episode we talk about how UDL has transformed their teaching and hear several examples of how to leverage the diversity of learners for everyone’s gain. I also think it is a great encouragement to hear how UDL has been applied in a faculty learning community first, and then across the entire curriculum.

  • Graphic Design for Course Creators with Dawn DiPeri

    Graphic Design for Course Creators with Dawn DiPeri

    Today we talk about her new book Graphic Design for Course Creators with a particular focus on accessibility and graphic design. Dawn saw the need for this book and set about to write and I am so glad she did! She incorporates Universal Design for Learning guidelines but goes even further to incorporate graphic design principles to help instructors be as clear as possible for our students. If you have any part of your course that exists online, even if you aren’t fully teaching online, you will gain some valuable insights from this conversation.

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