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About the Course

This short online course promotes the use of Universal Design for Learning  (UDL) with the flexibility of Blended Learning (BL), equipping educators with the tools they need to create relevant, authentic, and meaningful learning pathways to meet students where they’re at, no matter the time, place, and point of progress of their students as Digital Learners.

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Introduction

As lecturers teaching at a South African TVET Colleges, pursuing online teaching practices that provide access to all students is of utmost importance. Equitable learning is the inclusive practice of ensuring that there are no barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to online teaching and learning content and activities. There are many frameworks and even tools that one can use to go about planning and making content accessible; one of such is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). TVET lecturers need to be empowered in order implement these frameworks in the classroom, with a focus on cultivating community, building equity, and increasing accessibility for all learners. As we face increasing uncertainty and frequent disruption to traditional ways of living and learning, UDL and Blended Learning offers bold, innovative, inclusive solutions for navigating a range of learning landscapes, from the home to the classroom and all points in between, no matter what obstacles may lie ahead. Although Blended Learning has been around for some time, online curriculum design design needs careful consideration not to overwhelm lecturers with technology and evolving EdTech theories, but to empower through universal design of online courses that provides personalized and flexible learning landscapes for students to feel comfortable and to thrive in. UDL is “a curriculum and instructional design framework based in neuroscientific research and [is] focused on how the brain recognises, processes, organises, evaluates and responds to varied types of information.” (Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, 2014). Based on scientific insights into how humans learn, the UDL framework can optimize teaching and learning for everyone. Some of the core beliefs of UDL is that variability is the norm, that variability is predictable, and that part of the educator’s job is to design for all students. By practicing UDL, our teaching styles can become more accessible to and inclusive of the diversity we have in our student groups regarding gender, religion, culture, age, race, physical location, mother tongue language, communication style, schooling background, physical and intellectual ability; digital literacy skills, bandwidth restrictions; socio-economic restrictions and so forth. What are the benefits? • Deep learning rather than surface learning • Heightened/ optimised / meaningful learning experience • Better response and involvement from students

  • What is Blended Learning? Duration:
  • Why use UDL? Duration:
  • Blended Learning Quiz 5 Questions
  • Blended Learning Quiz 5 Questions
The 3 Core UDL Principles

Three main principles of UDL 1. Engagement: UDL encourages teachers to look for multiple ways to motivate students. This principle is related to the affective process in the brain, where the “why” of learning is emphasised. By implementing this principle, students will be able to make connections with content in terms of its importance and relevance so that they can be motivated or stimulated to learn. This principle can be implemented through providing a variety of topics for assignments and discussions that are of interest to students; contextualizing concepts through providing local and global examples; setting up activities in ways that students’ voices (knowledge and experiences) are valued and wanted. Below is a table outlining teaching strategies that can be applied to provide students with multiple means of engagement as well as examples of how to do so. 2. Representation: UDL recommends offering information in more than one format. ... This principle is related to the recognition process in the brain, where students make sense of the ‘what’ of learning. By implementing this principle, students are enabled to make connections with content in terms of how it relates to their existing knowledge and understanding. It takes into account that students may interpret and comprehend content in different ways, and therefore emphasises the importance of the (same) content being offered in several formats. 3. Action and expression: UDL suggests giving kids more than one way to interact with the material and to show what they've learned. ... This principle triggers the cognitive process in the brain, where the ‘how’ of learning is focused upon. This principle is about creating multiple opportunities so that a wide range of diverse students can have equal access to and a means to confidently express their learnings (summative or formative) and participate in educational activities.

  • Principle 1 - T&L Strategies
  • Principle 2 - T&L Strategies
  • Principle 3 - T&L Strategies
  • UDL Overview Duration:
  • Principle 1 (Engagement) - Overview Duration:
  • Principle 2 (Representation) - Overview Duration:
  • Principle 3 (Action & Expression) - Overview Duration:
  • UDL Assignment 12 Questions
  • Assignment
Blended Learning Quiz
Blended Learning Quiz
  • Blended Learning Quiz 12 Questions

The certificate issued for the Course will have the student's Name, Photograph, Course Title, Certificate number, Date of course completion and the name(s) and logo(s) of the Certifying Bodies. Only the e-certificate will be made available. No Hard copies. The certificates issued by uLektz Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. can be e-verifiable at www.ulektzskills.com/verify.

  • Students are required to take online assessments with eProctoring.
  • Students will be assessed both at the end of each module and at the end of the Course.
  • Students scoring a minimum of 50% in the assessments are considered for Certifications
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Features:
  • 10 hours Learning Content
  • 100% online Courses
  • English Language
  • Certifications

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Course starts on 18-08-2022

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You have completed 6 hours of learning for 05-10-2022. You can continue learning starting 06-10-2022.

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Result Summary

Inclusive Digital Learning through Blended Learning with UDL