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  • Ethical and Accessible UDL with Ann Gagne

    Ethical and Accessible UDL with Ann Gagne

    In today’s conversation, we talk about accessibility on social media and in educational settings, and I really appreciate that she gets into both the “how” and the “why” of these things. In fact, she has provided a ton of great resources about Alt-Text, and making your own accessible documents that you can find on our resources page for Episode 62 on ThinkUDL.org. So listen in now and check out the resources to find out how, why and what it truly means to be accessible.

  • But How Does UDL apply to Nursing? with Jen Wallace

    But How Does UDL apply to Nursing? with Jen Wallace

    Jen Wallace is an Assistant Professor in Nursing at Lawrence Memorial Regis College in Medford, Massachusetts. She has brought us some really great resources that she mentions during our conversation today and all of these are on our ThinkUDL.org website, so please be sure to check those out on Episode 61’s page.

  • Researching Accidental UDL with Kirsten Behling

    Researching Accidental UDL with Kirsten Behling

    In today’s podcast, Kirsten and I discuss the research project she has undertaken since the pandemic began when university classes switched to a predominantly online format. Kirsten has been looking for and has found many examples of instructors implementing Universal Design for Learning principles in their rapid switch to online, and she has asked instructors to reflect on their teaching during this time.

  • Purposeful, Humanizing, and Inclusive Instruction with Brett Christie

    Purposeful, Humanizing, and Inclusive Instruction with Brett Christie

    In today’s episode, I have the absolute pleasure to talk with Brett Christie. Brett is the Director of Learning Design at O’Donnell Learn and formerly introduced UDL to the entire California State University system. Brett and I discuss what he is doing to create purposeful, humanizing, inclusive instruction.

  • UDL Evolution with Lindsay Masland

    UDL Evolution with Lindsay Masland

    Lindsay Masland joins me today to have a frank discussion about the evolution of UDL. Not only will we talk about how UDL is discussed in academia, but how it is often introduced and how it can be viewed today. We will get to see her perspective as a social scientist and as an educational psychologist to talk about what UDL is now and how we can frame it in our conversations in Higher Education today.

  • Neurodiversity and Public Relations with Jess Nerren

    Neurodiversity and Public Relations with Jess Nerren

    In today’s episode we talk about the PR makeover that neurodiversity needs and is getting with UDL and the continued shift we need to make in higher education and in the workforce to better serve all of our students, clients, and our world. I met Jess serendipitously on social media when we both were offering a colleague some ideas to help neurodiverse students in the classroom and I was immediately impressed by her generous and thoughtful answer.

  • Emotion Science and Online Learning with Flower Darby

    Emotion Science and Online Learning with Flower Darby

    In today’s conversation, Flower and I first talk about her concept of “Roundabout Design,” and how it differs from backwards design. And then we talk about her forthcoming book The Spark of Online Learning: How Technology and Emotion Science Invigorates Every Class where we will discuss many aspects of emotion and online learning, including how we can establish teacher presence and help students persist in their courses.

  • Advancing Online Teaching with Kevin Kelly and Todd Zakrajsek

    Advancing Online Teaching with Kevin Kelly and Todd Zakrajsek

    Today’s conversation will focus on how to help you infuse Universal Design for Learning into your online course, support your learners with facilitations techniques, and assess both your own teaching and your students’ learning in the iterative process of online teaching.

  • Supporting Indigenous Culture with Liz Stone

    Supporting Indigenous Culture with Liz Stone

    Today our conversation touches on Edward Hall’s cultural iceberg as it relates to teaching and learning. Additionally, we will discuss emotion and experience and discuss how and why we should value things such as holistic learning in which we engage the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional parts of our brain. We will talk about the importance of intersectionality, stories, relationships, and the environment to our constant state of learning and also about credentials and what they might mean and what we value and why it matters.

  • Inclusive Practices Include UDL with Amanda Jungels

    Inclusive Practices Include UDL with Amanda Jungels

    In today’s mega-episode, we get a really great understanding of how UDL is so important for and intertwined with equity and inclusion work. We will talk about learning as as social act, what engagement means through an equity and inclusion lens, and we will also bring in some educational tools. Then we will look at representation and talk about vulnerability, culturally responsive strategies, bringing context to content, why metaphors matter, examine the language we use and even explore what that means in various disciplines from STEM to art history.

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