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Universal design for learning: Initiatives on the Move

Ralabate, P., Hehir, T., Dodd, E., Grindal, T., Vue, G., Eidelman, H., Karger, J., Smith, F., & Carlisle, A. (2012). Universal design for learning: Initiatives on the move: Understanding the impact of the Race to the Top and ARRA funding on the promotion of universal design for learning. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Universal Design for Learning.

On May 15, 2012, the webinar, Universal Design for Learning: Growing Momentum in States and Districts, offered new insights about how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is emerging as a national innovation that is transforming curriculum and instruction for all learners.

Here’s what you’ll learn: UDL expert, Dr. David Rose, describes the UDL framework, followed by highlights from co-author Dr. Patti Ralabate on the findings ofUniversal Design for Learning: Initiatives on the Move, the first comprehensive study of the use of federal funding for UDL initiatives in 14 states and over 130 local districts.

In addition, Ricki Sabia shares advocacy successes of the National UDL Task Force, Fran Sorin of the Maryland Department of Education describes successful state UDL initiatives and Dr. George Van Horn offers perspectives on UDL implementation from the Bartholomew Consolidated School District in Columbus, IN. Finally, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation President Stewart Hudson suggests ways you can “Join the UDL Movement.”

Offered free by the National Center on Universal Design for Learning through a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, this webinar, the UDL: Initiatives on the Move report and supporting resources are available on the site.

Full Text: Report – UDL: Initiatives on the Move | National Center On Universal Design for Learning.

14 online learning challenges at community colleges

Students sitting at computers

Ever wonder if the online learning team at your community college is anywhere near normal?  Is your distance learning program facing the same challenges as peer institutions across the nation?

The Instructional Technology Council (ITC), a non-profit organization that tracks online learning trends at community colleges across the nation, has come up with a loose list of 14 generalized indicators of what “normal” may look like deep inside two-year colleges when it comes to the impact of distance learning. This loose list is based on a survey of 143 accredited institutions that responded to ITC’s annual distance learning trends survey, published March 2012.

Full Text: 14 online learning challenges at community colleges | TPE Post.

Copy of Report (PDF): http://www.itcnetwork.org/attachments/article/87/ITCAnnualSurveyMarch2012.pdf