Recently we have been involved in a number of conversations about accessibility as it relates to universal design for learning or universal design in education. Specifically, how does one measure the accessibility of curriculum, instruction, devices, and environments? How accessible does something have to be to be considered universal? A number of researchers are working [...]
This week we are pleased to highlight a conversation unfolding through the Chronicle of Higher Education and writers at ProfHacker. ProfHacker features three articles each week concerning productivity tactics for faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education. Their collaboration with the Chronicle of Higher Education provides excellent exposure for their insight and creativity. Naturally, a [...]
Academic Failure: Does Academic Performance Data Illustrate the Need for Universal Design in Education?
Do you periodically read an article that stays with you for quite some time? Here’s one that caught our attention recently: The 4-Stage Response to Low Student Achievement By John Lemuel Available online at: http://chronicle.com/article/The-4-Stage-Response-to-Low/126527/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en The author reflects on the workload requirements in his class in light of the recently published book, Academically Adrift: Limited [...]