Universal Design for Culturally-Diverse Online Learning

Universal Design for Culturally-Diverse Online Learning

Jane H. Eberle (Emporia State University, USA) and Marcus D. Childress (Emporia State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-301-2.ch014
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This chapter outlines a framework for designing online learning using the principles of universal design. The authors define and give practical examples of instructional design models and universal design for learning as adapted for culturally-diverse populations and global learning. Online learning in a global society presents a variety of teaching issues that must be addressed if learning is to be universal, consistent, and culturally-sensitive. Adapting principles that the Center for Assistive Special Technology has developed for learners with special needs and combining those with practical instructional design techniques and instructional strategies can ensure that diverse learners will have equal access to the learning that will take place in their online courses.

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