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Universal Design for Learning
This is a page that I am preparing for a workshop that I will be give in January of 2009 on Universal Design for Learning at Dutchess County (NY) Community College.
The focus will be on opening up the walls of the classroom so that learning can take place anywhere at anytime.
At this time, anyone can take a course at MIT online. UCBerkley has courses on YouTube. The idea is that information is available to everyone. Creative Comments licensing makes ideas available copyright-free. Open syllabus and sharing ideas among faculty are examples of this type of collaboration.
At college/adult education, students know what they want to learn, are self-motivated and understand where they want to go with their learning. Students can go to class from anywhere, for example the bus, home, park, etc.
All students want to learn, no matter SAT scores, learning disabilities and abilities, economy level, etc.
Blogs are good interactive tool. Post question at the beginning of class to bring students in. They read each others comments.
Wiki allows students can collaborate with each other for projects, attendance, sign on for attendance, etc.
Anyone can build a life in virtual worlds.
PowerPoint/Google Doc: http://docs.google.com/
Google Doc products can be accessed everywhere by anyone and can be accessed on any devices, including cell phones. Can be made public so in a wireless classroom students can be chatting about topic along with lecture. Instructor can answer questions and expand on topics of interest to the students. Changes our way of thinking about presentations. Can be opened from Internet without taking any additional devices (of course would been to have backup).
Additional lesson and room planning for all students
site began in March 1998 and was created by Janet Luch.
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