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UDLHE Network

The UDLHE Network envisions all higher education institutions embracing and implementing the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure all learners are actively included in social and academic settings, thus assuring the opportunity to become expert learners.

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This group exists to provide professional development and a community of practice for UDL practitioners, researchers, and supporters (instructional designers, disability service staff, teacher preparation programs, etc.), and to serve as a leading voice on matters related to UDL in higher education.

The work and decisions of the UDLHE Network are informed by its commitments to:

  • The Principles of UDL
  • Variability, Individuality, & Inclusion
  • Context Matters
  • Intellectual Generosity
  • Collegiality & Grassroots Approaches
  • Institutional & Corporate Independence

Learn more about what we do at UDLHE Network during our UDLHE Networking Session.

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Sponsored Sessions

UDL Implementation in Higher Education – Students as Partners in a Real Bottom-up Approach?
Katja Hakel (Thursday, March 31st, 1:15-2:15pm ET)

UDL Implementation in Higher Education: Our First 5 Years
Darla Benton Kearney, Amy Cook (Thursday, March 31st, 10:30-11:30am ET)

UDL in the Making – Ensuring the Right to Higher Education for All
Christina Johnsson (Asynchronous)

UDL Implementation Policies in Higher Education – How Does Our Negligence Affect Our Students?
Ameera Ali, Katja Hakel, Anne Marie Ristow (Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET)

Increasing Agency through Choice: Honoring Expert Learners in Higher Education
Emily Art, Tasia Chatman (Asynchronous)

Building Equity and Inclusion through UDL: Higher Education Research
Anne Marie Ristow, Natsuko Takemae (Asynchronous)

UDL at Scale
Thomas J. Tobin (Friday, April 1st, 10:00-11:00am ET)

The Application of UDL Principles in Online Course Design to Improve Students’ Learning Experience
Jingrong Pearl Xie, Grace Zhou Seo (Asynchronous)

Uncover the Discovery: Teacher Candidates’ UDL Applications and Progressions
Natsuko Takemae, Joan Nicoll-Senft (Friday, April 1st, 3:15-4:15pm ET)

Virtual UDL Video Club Simulation: Experience How a Video Club Can Deepen Your UDL Practice
Jenna Gravel, Allison Posey, Susan Shapiro (Thursday, March 31st, 10:30-11:30am ET)

Honoring Identities: Examining Intersectionality and UDL in Higher Education
Denia G. Bradshaw, Catherine Manly (Friday, April 1st, 1:00-2:00pm ET)

Writing Barriers, Strategies, and UDL: Not just for K12
Sara Flanagan (Poster Session)

Want More Higher Education UDL Content?

Are you passionate about collaborating, making, learning, exploring, and sharing UDL practices in Higher Education? Do you have the mindset of a maker – creating, tinkering, learning in a hands-on fashion, and thinking critically about UDL practices? If so, we want to learn about the work you’re doing.

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Whether you are new to UDL or whether you are an experienced practitioner, learn more about our third Digicon conference in Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (UDLHE) – A Universal Design for Learning Makerspace.