What Does the Future Hold for Universal Design for Learning?


Marrapodi jean
Chief Learning Architect, Applestar Productions
Gwenk white
Chief Learning Consultant, Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC
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    Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
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    1 Hour
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In the olden days, we would create courses that presented the content the stakeholders believed the learners needed to know. Things are different today. Learners want personalization and don’t want to waste time on things they don’t need.  Adaptive learning creates personalization through complex algorithms to provide acceleration and remediation, but not all content is suited for that. Could there be a way to modify our current one-size-fits-all approach and create courses that meet everyone’s needs? Leveraging the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  allows us to put processes in place to extend the model of ADA requirements and Section 508 compliance and not only provide  alternatives for visually, auditorily and physically challenged learners, but consider the needs of the experienced learner who may want to explore more, and support the ESL learner who may require scaffolding to be successful for course completion. UDL allows designers to develop adaptive courses that personalize the experience for each learner, allowing one design framework to satisfy many learner requirements.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:
  • Empathize with and consider the needs of non-traditional and challenged learners
  • Identify the distinctives of Universal Design for Learning and be able to leverage variants of representation, action & expression and engagement in training design
  • Extend your options for assessment and content mastery and apply these new tools to your current and yet-to-be-developed curriculum
  • Apply the philosophy and framework of universal design to better meet the needs of all learners

Be sure to register for part two with Michael Getz: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/events/1458?gref=event

About Dr. Jean Marrapodi

Jean Marrapodi, Ph.D., CPLP is a passionate educator and lifelong learner. With 16 years in corporate training in banking, retail, printing, non-profits, and healthcare, she understands trends and needs in a variety of industries. Trained as a teacher, she has taught preschool, special and elementary ed, and spent five years in higher ed, where she led her elearning team to win three national awards in 2014.

Jean is wholeheartedly invested in literacy, volunteering her time in adult education, teaching English and reading to the lowest literacy learners. Jean is a frequent conference speaker, presenting workshops at the local, regional, national and international level on training, elearning, and low literacy.

About Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, M.Ed., CPLP®

Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, M.Ed., CPLP® is Chief Learning Consultant of Klapperich International Training Associates (KITA) LLC, a family owned consulting firm that specializes in offering small businesses and nonprofit organizations affordable training & development and performance improvement solutions.  She holds over 15 years of experience in training & development, customer service supervision, and quality assurance initiatives, and has worked in various industries such as retail, call centers, healthcare, government, hospitality, nonprofits, and continuing education. Gwen earned her CPLP® (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) from the Association of Talent Development and holds a master’s degree in education specializing in Training & Performance Improvement from Capella University.  She has dedicated her career to helping adult learners reach their professional goals through effective job training.

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