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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Inclusive education--Iowa; Education, Higher--Iowa; Mainstreaming in education;

Abstract

Universal Design for Learning has the potential to minimize the need for assistive technologies and to maximize learning opportunities for all. Recognition of diverse learning styles is prevalent in K-12 settings, but rare in higher education, making this an area requiring additional focus. Understanding key principles and specific strategies that can be implemented in a postsecondary setting can significantly influence success in postsecondary and adult learning environments.

This review and the accompanying project defines Universal Design for Learning, explains the underlying science, identifies the three guiding principles, and discusses course design methods. Opportunities associated with implementing UDL at postsecondary institutions were explored, with conclusions and suggestions for future research offered. The results of this review and project can be used by instructional designers and instructors to design, develop, and deliver effective professional development opportunities at institutions of higher education, including the University of Northern Iowa

Year of Submission

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 28 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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