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How to Reach (Almost) All Learners with Universal Design for Learning
As technology-mediated learning becomes part of the new normal across college and university curricula, it’s important to interact with students in a way that supports their continued learning, shows compassion and flexibility for varied circumstances, and fits within existing time and prep demands.

This webinar shares low-effort “do-them-right-now” design techniques that reduce student anxiety and pressure, reduce your instructor colleagues’ frustrations (and your own), and allow you to focus on engaging student interactions, especially for those living in small, rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

Key Takeaways

This interactive webinar session explores techniques and strategies backed by neuroscience research that shows how colleges and universities can lower barriers (and why they should) for students, faculty and instructors. They include:

• Access to materials, interactions and people (in the course and beyond)
• Assessment techniques: testing, grades and feedback
• Engagement strategies that make students more likely to stick with their studies despite the challenges

Aug 25, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Thomas J. Tobin
Teaching, Learning, & Technology Specialist II, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring @University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas J. Tobin is a founding member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM), as well as an internationally recognized scholar, author and speaker on quality in technology-mediated education, especially copyright, teaching evaluation, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning. Named to Ed Tech Magazine’s 2020 Dean’s List of Educational Technology Influencers, Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. His books include: • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) with Kirsten Behling • UDL for FET Practitioners: Guidance for Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Irish Further Education and Training (2021) with Ann Heelan and Dara Ryder Find him on Twitter @ThomasJTobin, and at thomasjtobin.com