Equity through “Intentional” Course Design
Friday, February 18, 2022
10:30 am–11:30 am
Universal Design for Learning is a framework created to eliminate inequity barriers. How can we be strategic in our online course design to leverage UDL principles and create meaningful, flexible learning for all students? Using the Equity by Design book (and book club guide [PDF-884 KB]), we will be highlighting key points from chapters 5–6 and discussing ways to apply them to our online teaching, learning, and support. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to read the book, there will be something for everyone! Let’s collectively brainstorm ways that we can be “intentional” in designing for online students.
In preparation for the webinar, here are some options for you to review prior to joining the webinar:
- Watch the video, “What is UDL?” (YouTube, 3:22)
- Watch the video, “Funds of Knowledge” (YouTube, 2:17)
- Visit the “If Equity is a Priority, UDL is a Must” webpage
- Read the article/resources shared on the webpage (est. reading time ~18-22 min), or listen to the podcast interview on the webpage(~45 min.)
- Purchase/Read the book, Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL. We will be focusing our discussion on Chapters 5 (Identity, Mirrors, and Funds of Knowledge) and 6 (Cultural Responsiveness and Equity)
Alice Swift, Multimedia Instructional Designer, UHOIC (Moderator)
Thanh Truc Nguyen, Specialist, Curriculum Research & Development Group, College of Education (Moderator)
This event is organized by the UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC) and co-sponsored by the UHM OFDAS Center for Teaching Excellence.
Questions? Contact Us.