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UDL On Campus · Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education


UDL On Campus at a Glance

UDL On Campus is a collection of resources developed by CAST geared towards multiple stakeholders within postsecondary institutions, including instructional designers, faculty, policy makers, and administrators. The purpose of the site is to offer an understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education and contains four sections: 1) UDL in Higher Education, 2) Course Design, 3) Media and Materials, and 4) Accessibility and Policy. Each section provides resources about addressing learner variability at the postsecondary level in an effort to improve learning opportunities, retention, and outcomes. For more information visit CAST's About UDL page

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UDL On Campus is being developed with funding from the the Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN), a collaboration of Creative Commons (CC), the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to support Department of Labor (DoL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grantees.

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OPEN is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


UDL is an educational approach based on the learning sciences with three primary principles—multiple means of representation of information, multiple means of student action and expression, and multiple means of student engagement.