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Using Universal Design for Learning to Create Learning and Training Opportunities for All

April 6, 2020

Training and support is offered by libraries as resources and services change with the introduction of new technology, community needs, and changing user demographics. Often, librarians are tasked with teaching about the new resources and services for which they are primarily responsible. Effective instruction is necessary for library users to use the new resources and services.

In this course, participants will learn how to apply Universal Design for Learning (Meyer and Rose) to design training programs for library users. Universal Design for Learning is an approach for creating instruction that meets the needs of all learners. Learning about Universal Design for Learning will allow course participants to design effective training for all library users.

The course is divided into three sections that mirrors the three main Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Course participants can expect to spend approximately two hours each week over the course of three weeks learning about and applying one of the UDL principles. In the fourth week, participants will bring the principles together and design a complete training session.