UDL In The Cloud
How to Design and Deliver Online Education Using Universal Design for Learning
by Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau
“UDL in the Cloud offers practical guidance that online course designers can put to work immediately that rests on a solid foundation of research about how people learn.” – Justin Reich, Executive Director, The Initiative on Learning and Teaching at the MIT
UDL in the Cloud helps educators design and deliver more accessible, engaging, and effective online learning experiences. Drawing on years of experience in K-12 and postsecondary settings, authors Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau offer a highly practical approach to developing e-courses, virtual snow days, flipped classes, and blended learning experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners.
Following the principles and guidelines of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), readers learn to identify potential barriers to learning, cultivate an engaging “instructor presence” in a virtual environment, develop a detailed syllabus that inspires and motivates students, help scaffold students’ time management skills, and much more.