Achieving Access in Your Class -- Best Practices/Universal Design

Universal Design for Instruction (UDI) refers to the teaching practice that addresses the potential needs of a variety of learners. Another way to think about UDI is using the most inclusive model of teaching and learning. While instructors use a variety of approaches to incorporating UDI in their classrooms, effective UDI is comprised of the following  principles:

  • Create a welcoming classroom climate
  • Provide clear expectations and feedback
  • Incorporate natural supports for learning
  • Use multimodal instructional methods
  • Provide a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge
  • Use technology to enhance learning
  • Encourage instructors-student contact
  • Determine essential course components

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