Universal Design for Learning

Kerry Johnson | University of South Australia


Whether your training and teaching happen online or face-to-face, it is essential that we ensure the learning experiences we design are inclusive, accessible and engaging to the widest possible audience. UDL offers a framework that can help trainers communicate more effectively, create learning activities and resources that don’t act as barriers and help participants develop lifelong learning skills.

In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn what UDL is, get hands-on with it and come away with tools and resources to ensure your learning design reaches the widest possible audience.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Inclusive training and learning design creates a better learning experience for all learners, not just those at the margins.
  2. There are technical, performance-based and andragogical ways you can create more effective learning experiences.
  3. Learning to use the UDL guidelines and resources means you will have expert advice on demand.

About Kerry

Kerry has been involved with online learning for more than 15 years and has developed and facilitated online learning experiences in virtual worlds, webinars and learning management systems. Her background includes both the vocational and higher education sectors, as well as work for the Commonwealth government. Kerry has travelled around Australia presenting on a wide range of educational technology topics and, as the producer and talent for eLearning Insights, Australia's first national learning podcast, has interviewed some of the leading thinkers in the field.

Kerry currently works as an online education designer in the university sector, collaborating with academics to develop engaging, interactive and accessible online courses for national and international markets. She lives in Adelaide with her grumpy old cat and tries to catch live blues acts whenever possible.