Universal Design Instruction

In: Other Topics

Submitted By chalynn
Words 754
Pages 4
"The goal of Universal Design of Instruction (UDI) is to maximize the learning of students with a wide range of characteristics by applying UD principles to all aspects of instruction (e.g., delivery methods, physical spaces, information resources, technology, personal interactions, assessments). (Burgstahler, 2015).
One of the several approaches outlined by The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) is interaction. Regular and effective interactions between students and the instructor makes all participants feel they are valued and have meaningful input to contribute. For example, group work allows learners to support each other and "places a high value on different skills and roles" (Burgstahler, 2015). This is especially beneficial to students with disabilities because it gives them a chance to be inclusive with regular education student.
CUDE also states that the classroom environment needs to be equipped and arranged in such a way that it is accessible and safe for all students. This includes the addition of assistive technology which can be a vital asset for students who are blind or deaf due to features that provide text to speech output and closed captioning. This same technology can provide invaluable assistance to the teacher because it "...can help the teacher do his or her job more effectively by extending his or her reach to more students more of the time." (Hall, Cohen, Vue & Ganley, 2015).
CUDE also suggests that feedback and assessment be provided on a regular basis to both students and parents. CUDE advises teachers to "allow students to turn in parts of large projects for feedback before the final project is due." (Burgstahler, 2015). This gives students the opportunity to reevaluate their work, correct errors and most likely gives them a better understanding of what the teacher expects. When assessing students teachers should…...

Similar Documents


...INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES (Instructions for filling the application form for Dangerous cargo Endorsement) 1. Application should be accompanied by photocopies of following certificates a) C. D. C. b) Certificate of Competency ( for others ) c) Medical Certificate d) Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting ( For Ratings) e) Advance Fire Fighting (for Officers ) f) Oil / Chemical / Gas Tanker Familiarization Course. g) Specialized training Programme on Oil / Chemical /Liquefied Gas Tankers h) Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Course 2½ days (Operational level ) i) Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator Course 5 days (Management level ) j) Indos Receipt or Indos Certificate. k) Passport. 2. Application for Certificate ( Endorsement ) for service on Tankers for each Type of Tanker is to be applied separately 3. Applicant have to produce all the above mentioned certificates in original with valid medical certificate at the time of collection of DC Endorsement 4. Training Officers Rating Level 1 Basic Operational Level Support Level STCW 95 Appropriate Certificate of Competency Reg V /I para 1 Advanced Fire Fighting Course (STCW Code A-VI/ 3) Fire Prev. and Fire Fighiting Course ( STCW Code A-VI /1-2 ) Tanker Familiarization Course ( Oil /Chemical/ Liquified Gas Tanker) AND Liquid Cargo handling simulator course 2-½ Days (For Deck Officers on Tankers only) OR 3-months supervised shipboard service (Oil/Chemical/ Liquified Gas......

Words: 416 - Pages: 2


...business in the latter part of the 70s. 1966 saw the establishment of Universal Robina Corporation, which pioneered the salty snacks industry through Chiz Curls, Chippy, and Potato Chips, under the “Jack ‘n Jill” brand. Other snack products would follow over the years, as the company successfully introduced market leaders like Pretzels, Piattos, and Maxx. The coming decades saw more acquisitions and expansion. In the early 1970s, the family entered the commodities business through the formation of Continental Milling Corporation, for flour milling and production. The late 1980s brought the acquisition of three sugar mills and refineries, under URC Sugar. These two businesses provided stable cash flows, and allowed for further vertical integration in the supply chain, to help URC weather any volatility in the cyclical commodities markets. In line with this strategy, the late 1990s saw the entry of URC into the plastics business, through URC Packaging. While the businesses became more diversified, the companies were slowly integrated in order to streamline and minimize costs. In 2005, the present structure of the group was completed. All the different companies are now organized under the Universal Robina Corporation umbrella, divided into 3 focused groups: the Branded Consumer Food Group, comprised of BCFG Domestic (including packaging) and International the Agro-Industrial group, comprised of Universal Corn Products, Robina Farms, and Robichem and the Commodities......

Words: 294 - Pages: 2


...invaluable.” 15 Increasing passenger numbers make expansion necessary In 2008, when the first flights took off from the new Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore had about seven million inhabitants. Today, it has a population of nearly 8.5 million. And as the city has grown, so has its airport. In BIAL’s fiscal year 2010/2011, around twelve million travelers passed through the terminal – an increase of almost 12% over the year before. The original plans at the end of the 1990s were based on a figure of only 3.7 million passengers a year. An expansion is necessary, and we’re involved in this project too. The single-source infrastructure solutions for which we’re responsible include the provision of security and electrical systems – from design to commissioning. As planned, we’re scaling back our own financial commitment in view of the airport’s successful business development. In fiscal 2012, we announced the sale of a 14% stake in BIAL to G.V. Sanjay Reddy’s GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited. However, we continue to hold a substantial 26% stake in the airport operator. G.V. Sanjay Reddy is looking to the future. Throughout the continued expansion of Bengaluru International Airport, he intends to keep the focus on sustainability. “We as a company – and Siemens as well – have put a lot of emphasis on sustainability,” he notes. “For us, receiving the prestigious Golden Peacock Environment Award in 2012 is both a distinction and an incentive. It honors our joint......

Words: 83405 - Pages: 334


...the information you find for future assignments in this course. Points will be taken off for a failure of your submission to comply with these instructions and provide complete information for your assigned country. (NOTE: links or web addresses are NOT sufficient unless you are specifically instructed. You must copy in the material requested.) However, I do expect there may be some discrepancies in what you are able to find. Do your best to find information that matches the instructions. If there are differences, find the closest match you can. For example, if you cannot find information for each of 3 consecutive years as discussed below, but there is information at some other interval – perhaps every 3 or 5 years, copy in 3 intervals worth. In addition, if for any of the items below you cannot find the requested information for your country, you may then, and only then, find the information requested for a country in the same region. For example, if your country is Vietnam and you cannot find the information requested for Vietnam for one item, you may substitute with the information for Thailand or China. One last note: references are not needed for these answers unless a reference is specifically requested. To get started, create a word document that will contain your findings from this scavenger hunt as the instructions ask you to record them. Put your name at the top of the document. Indicate the name of the country you have been assigned to study. Put all......

Words: 1741 - Pages: 7


...Adult Learning Theory Paper Instructions Adult Learning Theories are an important part of who we are as adult learners. Having a firm understanding in these basic tenets of this theory will help us to be successful students in higher education! For the Adult Learning Theory Paper assignment, you will access Liberty University’s Online Library and find an article relating to adult learning theories. After finding and reading about your selected topic, you must write a review about it using Microsoft Word. Detailed instructions are provided below. You will write your review based on the article you choose, along with the sample article, provided. Once you have written your paper, save it in “.docx” format. (If you do not have Word 2010, a “.doc” format will be accepted.) Then, open the View/Complete link provided in the corresponding module/week, attach the “.docx” file you just created, and click “Submit.” This will send your paper to the class instructor to be graded. Below, you will find detailed explanations of each step of this assignment. General Overview: The first thing to keep in mind when selecting an article is the topic or concept that you want to write about. Liberty University’s Online Library is designed to allow you to narrow your search to specific topics that interest you. Attached to the assignment instructions area, you will find a sample article to show you what you should be looking for. This sample article will be the second source that you......

Words: 1592 - Pages: 7

Universal Design

...“Our museum is accessible: we have ADA compliant restrooms.” “It’s too expensive to make the museum accessible to such a small minority.” “There is nothing for a blind person in an art museum.” (McGinnis 138) These are the unfortunate views of some museum professionals regarding Universal Design. Universal Design is an important concept that moves beyond ADA regulations to emphasize ethics and values in attitudes, behaviors, and institutional structures. ADA compliancy is not enough, especially in one area of a building. Universal Design does not have to be expensive; some fixes are simple and easy. Additionally, an art museum can offer a blind person an equally rewarding experience that someone without a visual impairment may have; it just takes a little Universal Design. A lot of what the Americans with Disabilities Act accomplished is now taken for granted as the standard and it is forgotten that the world was, not that long ago, a very different place. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed on July 26, 1990, guaranteed equal rights, treatment, and protections to all persons living with disabilities within the United States (Americans 5). This was not the first law to afford protections to those with disabilities; however, it is undeniably the most comprehensive formulation of the rights of individuals with disabilities in the history of the United States. More than fifty million Americans have some kind of physical, sensory, cognitive, or mental......

Words: 5075 - Pages: 21

Universal Design

...Universal Design and Why it is Important. By 2030 there will be over 70 million people over the age of 65 living in the United States. This is over 20 percent of the United States population! With improvements in medicine and positive lifestyle changes, people are living longer than at any other time in history. That being said, it is becoming increasingly logical to build houses that can sustain us even if our mobility decreases with age, debilitating disease, or injury. Universal design is a concept developed by a wheelchair bound architect, Ronald Mace, who felt that all buildings should be designed for everyone regardless of age or ability. Building with access and comfort for all in mind, means a space is useable for anyone; young, old, able bodied, disabled and/ or in a wheelchair alike. Take for instance the “baby boomers”, or the 75 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, in a recent survey conducted by AARP, 75 percent say that they strongly agree that they want to grow old in their homes as opposed to assisted living housing. They like anyone, want to “age in place” with their familiar surroundings and not in an institutionalized nursing home. The fact is that approximately 65 percent of older people that are in nursing homes today, are there because their own homes have been deemed unsafe for them to live in anymore. Their home is just not accessible. Maybe the home has steps leading up to the door or maybe the doors are not wide enough for the......

Words: 779 - Pages: 4


...Fiction Essay Instructions In Module/Week 3, you will write a 750-word (about 3–4-pages) essay that compares and contrasts 2 stories from the Fiction Unit. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the guidelines for developing your paper topic that are given below. Review the Fiction Essay Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline for your essay. Format the thesis statement and the outline in a single Word document using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree program). You have the opportunity to submit your thesis and outline by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2 for instructor feedback. The essay is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 3 and must include a title page (see the General Writing Requirements), a thesis/outline page, and the essay itself followed by a works cited/references page of any primary or secondary texts cited in the essay.  Guidelines for Developing Your Paper Topic Chapter 39 in your textbook provides some helpful pointers for reading actively, taking notes, brainstorming, developing a clearly-defined thesis statement, preparing an outline, and writing a cogent fiction essay. Be sure that you have read the chapter before doing any further work for this assignment. Choose 2 of the following short stories to compare and......

Words: 772 - Pages: 4


...Instructions Your discussion questions are due by the end of the announced time period. Answer the questions below, and type your answers in the “answer box.” Copy and paste the answer box into the discussion board forum titled “My Mother Never Worked.” If you are working with a partner or in a small group, type the full name of each group member into the subject line of your post. Answer Box 1. Answer question one under Purpose and Audience. Write the thesis IN YOUR OWN WORDS. I believe that the point that the writer is trying to prove is that her mother was a hard worker throughout her whole life who never once stopped working regardless of the circumstances or obstacles that she came across. I think that her thesis was never explicitly stated because the telephone conversation stated her thesis well. She stated her essay with the telephone conversation and in the pause between the response of the lady from the Social Security Office she goes back in time and gives a little background of all the jobs her mom had. The writer had a specific question and the lady had a solid answer. At the end of the passage the lady answered her question and gave her the news that she wasn’t eligible for death benefits because her mother never worked according to their records. In my opinion the thesis was in some way written throughout the whole essay when she was explaining all the jobs and task her mom actually had because at the end of the essay you don’t question the...

Words: 584 - Pages: 3

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

...Resources for Technology to Differentiate Instruction Reaching and Engaging All Learners through Technology April 2013 Resources for Technology to Differentiate Instruction Technology is a practical, cost effective and flexible way to differentiate instruction. With digital media and electronic tools, teachers are easily able to adapt all aspects of the curriculum for students. They can represent information in multiple formats and media, provide multiple pathways for the learning process and means of expressing knowledge, and provide multiple ways to engage students’ interest and motivation; the three principles of Universal Design for Learning (CAST, 2002–2013). Within each of those three areas, technology can assist in customizing learning to fit students’ needs. A website created by WestEd, http://www.wested.org/cs/tdl/print/docs/tdl/home.htm, provides examples of technology to reach many of the needs students may have. The site was created to help teachers utilize technology they already have and suggest links to additional web resources which are available. It is a great portal; from this site are links to many sites with resources, suggestions, and links to even other sites. For each technology, it gives suggestions regarding how and for whom it might be used in the classroom. The technologies addressed are: digital text, audio, digital enhancement, software, visual, curricular supports, and targeted populations. The information under......

Words: 1008 - Pages: 5

Universal Design for Learning

...Universal Design for Learning, UDL, was “formulated by Ron Mace at North Carolina State University.” (www.cast.org) UDL’s were created so that they could be utilized by a wide variety of users including those with disabilities without changes needing to be made. Universal design was originally meant for architecture to make buildings accessible for all. This concept was utilized for learning in two different ways. First, it was applied to flexibility in regards to curriculum in education. Second, the idea was to improve the access to learning and information in the classroom. During the early 1990s CAST worked with school to adapted different types of learning materials so that students with disabilities could easily access them. Different methods such as multimedia materials were used that included built-in options to make them more flexible. This program is now called WiggleWorks. WiggleWork is available on CD-ROM and is able to be used by all types of student’s not just students with learning disabilities. The principles of UDL were created based on the fact that no two students are alike. As an educator the goal should be to provide students with a learning environment that supports students while challenging them. At the same time it is an educator’s job to minimize barriers that can keep students from learning. The first principle is to “support recognition learning, provide multiple, flexible methods of presentation.” The second principle is to......

Words: 843 - Pages: 4


...DMBA 610 Knowledge Integration Exam Fall 2015 ________________________________________Please read all instructions carefully before you begin. 1) Use the provided Student Exam Answer Sheet. Include your responses to all questions in the column, “Your Response” next to the appropriate question. This ONE Exam Answer Sheet document should be saved with your last name and "final," -- e.g. "Smithfinal"-- and posted in your Assignment Folder no later than 11:59 PM (EST), Sunday, November 15th, 2015. This exam also must be submitted to Turnitin.com It is recommended that you submit your exam to Turnitin.com at least 24 hours before the deadline to allow you sufficient time to address any issues identified in the Originality Report prior to posting your exam in your Assignment Folder. Please note: The exam questions are already included on the Answer Sheet. If the exam content is recognized as non-original by Turnitin, it will be ignored in analyzing your Turnitin report. Do not include any repeat of the exam case content on your Answer Sheet. Only place your answers and references on the Answer Sheet. 2) No extensions may be granted on this assignment; be sure to submit it on time and check to make sure that the document you submitted is readable and what you intended to submit. NOTE: This is an individual assignment. Any discussion or collaboration regarding the assignment constitutes a violation of UMUC's Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy. If you have any...

Words: 8490 - Pages: 34

Design for Instruction

...Nathan Clark Design for Instruction Task The information gathered from my contextual factors and pre-assessment inform me of what type of students I will be teaching. The contextual factors help me to have a better understanding of the type of demographic my students belong to and what type of learning styles they attain. This information will also allow me to know of any outside characteristics that may inhibit learning for an individual student and the students as a whole. For example, some students may have learning disabilities and the student’s as a whole may react negatively to artworks involving polytheism. Giving the pre-assessment allowed me to fully understand what level my students are performing for that particular unit. I have found that I need to focus a lot of time on vocabulary definitions and how to apply the terms to artwork. Prompt Results of Pre-Assessment The students in this introductory level drawing class consists of students that are required to take this class as an elective or students who have an interest in drawing and wish to pursue it. The students in this class have limited experience with the concepts and skills in drawing. The pre-assessment results allow for an analysis of where the students are in terms of general knowledge. The pre-assessment for learning goal one allowed me to have a base quality level of the students’ performance. It enables me to see what each student is capable of in terms of skill......

Words: 2426 - Pages: 10


...Asseel Hubaishi How to Compile and Run a Program in Visual Studio This set of instruction will teach you the basic know-how on using Visual Studio to execute code. This is assuming that you are interested in programming and have rudimentary knowledge in computer/internet usage. We will make sure that your computer can run Visual Studio as well as download and installing it. Lastly, we will look over some common parts of the Visual Studio graphical user interface (GUI). We will not be going over any advanced parts of Visual Studio, just enough to compile and execute code. If you follow these instructions step by step you’ll be coding in no time. Materials * Windows laptop (computer specs vary) Warnings * Make sure your laptop’s vent are not blocked so it doesn’t overheat. Step 1 Open up your laptop and sign-in. Make sure you are on your desktop screen. Step 2 On your computer, search for “System” and click the first option. (This could be done different ways due to different versions of Windows Operating System) Step 3 This window will display your computer specs. Keep it handy because you will need it later. Step 4 Now open up your internet browser and head to www.Microsoft.com Step 5 In the top left there is a “Products” tab. Hover over it and go to Products -> For Developers and IT pros -> Visual Studio. Step 6 Once on the Visual studio page, Click “Downloads” in the top left and then “All Downloads” Step 7 Figure out which visual......

Words: 736 - Pages: 3


...Overview and Guide under the link: About Your Course. 2. Quickly review the course syllabus and course schedule, noting how the course is set up and what the various folders contain. Then go back through it carefully and clarify requirements, expectations, and deadlines. In this course, the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday night at 11:55 EST. 3. Everything needed to get acclimated into this course is in “Course Content” (see upper left screen, third link down). The most important document in "Course Content" is “Introduction to PACO 506” andthe most important folder of information is “Assignment Instructions”. Rather than repeating material used in most weekly modules, the Assignment Instructions provides a central point of reference and accessible through each week’s module. Please do not take the Assignment Instructions lightly; your success depends on knowing these instructions, guidelines & expectations! Click on Course Content (or the attached link )and locate these items to be reviewed.   4. Our main hub of communication is the Question & Answer Center (QAC). · This forum will provide the social presence (interaction between Professor and Students) needed for our on-going computer-mediated classroom.  · You are required to subscribe to this forum and use it as if you would raise your hand in class or ask your Prof a question in the hallway. · Important insights into our subject matter will be posted as Blurbs in the QAC. I have already posted the......

Words: 750 - Pages: 3