If you’re looking for ways to address the needs of diverse learners, check out CAST’s National Center on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is “a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.” Its based on three guidelines, which are providing:
multiple means for engagement – purposeful, resourceful learners
multiple means of representation – resourceful, knowledgeable learners
multiple means of action & expression – strategic, goal-directed learners
The Center provides research related to UDL, an online community for practitioners, and a resource library to help educators connect UDL to curriculum.
You can learn specific ideas about connecting technology with UDL guidelines from the TEC Center and HITN ELC Higher Education Initiative webinar featuring Dr. Craig Blum of Illinois State University. During the presentation, Craig shared examples of how he integrated UDL principles into his teacher education courses.