Summer Sandbox Series: Creative Online Course Designing
Designing for Inclusivity and Compassion Online – Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
In challenging times like now, inclusivity and compassion are becoming more important than ever. It is essential to acknowledge that our learners are from diverse backgrounds with different needs and degrees of access to the Internet and learning resources. In Sandbox 4 of the series, we will introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a course design strategy that supports maximum accessibility and benefits all students. In this session, course coordinators will firstly view the UDL framework and then discuss and evaluate how some of the principles have been used to enhance equity, inclusivity, and compassion in their courses. Discussions will also be held around how to (re)design our courses that incorporate UDL in order to provide inclusive and compassionate online learning experiences for all students.
Dr. Tracy Zou, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong