Integrating UDL in Ontario, Canada, and beyond with Jodie Black

On Episode 12 of the ThinkUDL podcast: Integrating UDL in Ontario with Jodie Black, host Lillian Nave talks with Jodie Black, a Teaching and Learning Specialist at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Jodie and Lillian discuss the UDL initiatives she and her colleagues are undertaking at her college and across Ontario. Jodie tells us how UDL is being introduced in the quality assurance processes and how UDL is infused in program and course design frameworks, in teaching & learning days, and in the New Faculty Experience at Fleming College. We also branch out into how Jodie is disseminating this information at conferences all over Ontario and the world, and get a recap of her experience at the AHEAD conference in Ireland. Finally, Jodie shares with us about the mindset shift that must accompany UDL implementation (which comes from her chapter co-written with Ruth Fraser that appears in Transforming Higher Education Through Universal Design for Learning: An International Perspective, and her new book, co-written with Eric Moore, UDL Navigators in Higher Education: A Field Guide, which details the needed work of UDL specialists and coordinators in Higher Education.

Resources

Follow Jodie Black on Twitter: @jodieblack32

Fleming College: Here is a look at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Transforming Higher Education Through Universal Design for Learning: An International Perspective: Jodie Black and her colleague Ruth Fraser wrote chapter 14 “Integration Through Collaboration: building strategic faculty partnerships to shift minds and practices.” She speaks about one of those mind shifts during the podcast and mentions the others.

UDL Navigators in Higher Education: A Field Guide: Jodie Black and co-author Eric Moore  details the needed work of UDL specialists and coordinators in Higher Education and provides a roadmap for the work ahead!

Here are several links Jodie provided for anyone interested in learning more about the AHEAD Ireland conference and the Guelph conference she mentioned in today’s episode.

AHEAD Ireland – general website

AHEAD Ireland – UDL page

AHEAD Ireland – conference info

AHEAD Ireland – conference videos

Accessibility at Guelph conference
CAST: The Center for Applied Specialized Technology explains the UDL guidelines and offer resources for all educators interested in applying the UDL framework.

Transcript

Will be available as soon as possible.