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Virtual Event: Putting the Pieces Together
March 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Putting the Pieces Together: A Look at How Universal Design for Learning, Open Educational Resources, and Affordable Learning Content Work Together to Benefit Students and Faculty.
March 15, 3 p.m. – 4
ATLE Award Points:10
Description: As educators, we are often challenged to design and deliver curriculum for an increasingly diverse and unique student population. Every student learns in a different way and can benefit from having a myriad of learning formats to choose from. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework provides a variety of strategies to help meet diverse learning needs, improve accessibility to learning opportunities, and increase student success. Moreover, UDL incorporates a wide range of teaching methods to remove barriers to learning and to offer all students, regardless of their backgrounds, experience, and prior knowledge, equal opportunities to succeed.
Using Open Educational Resources and Affordable Learning Content offers an incredible way to improve student success. First, OER provides access to content like videos, activities, interactive content, case studies, animations, audio, illustrations, assessments, and more which offer various ways for students to interact with content. Second, faculty can intentionally seek content with different perspectives and those that represent our diverse student population for increased engagement. Third, OER and Affordable Learning Content can help reduce financial barriers by offering low cost or free alternatives to textbooks. This workshop will cover basics of OER, ALC, and UDL and how faculty can improve student learning by using open education and affordable content to design and deliver curriculum for an increasingly diverse and unique student population
STaR and Ottenheimer Library offer assistance to faculty who need assistance with discovering and evaluating OER or Affordable Learning content and support UDL framework.for inclusive learning.
This event is co-sponsored by STaR and ATLE and is presented as part of UA Little Rock Diversity Month 2021. Diversity Month is a series of events hosted each year in March by the Chancellor’s Diversity Council to acknowledge efforts across campus that center themes of equity and inclusion, and promote curiosity toward better understanding of our own campus community’s unique perspectives.