Universal Design learning – To use different teaching methods to break down any barriers to learning

The goal of the Universal Design learning is to remove all the barriers that disabilities can create. Afterwards, all the students shall have the same opportunities to succeed. They are many examples of UDL in everyday life. Closed captions, automatic doors and accessibility features on smartphones are all examples of universal design. The aim is that everyone become a potential UDL user even if they are not essential. This way, it helps people with disabilities and improves lives of people without disabilities.

It is now way more current to provide adapted solution of digital text for kids who have reading difficulties. Human is a multi-learner, and everyone does not have the same way to learn. UDL provides a framework where several tools that might be used to adapt to each student specific way of learning. Digital tools with multiple options can help. Today, there are more and more things we learn online in school and in the university. It is benefic to provide a variety of different ways that student can access information, it improves their learning skills and creativity. When they read, hear, and interact with the information (highlighting, commenting, pointing out…), this is already UDL.

Today, adults are more and more brought to learn things, lots of them even decide to go back to university. When you get older, it is more difficult to learn things. Learning information is a faculty that is incredible when you are a kid, and it decreases all along your life. In this context, UDL is wonderful opportunity for adult to keep learning in the university but also in the everyday life. The abilities to interact with the text, to choose the font or to listen to the text can help adult to keep learning.

Improving Adult Educators Skills for Online Facilitation

SKILLS-FOR-ONLINE

 

Erasmus + Project KA210-ADU-8B2AED23

The main objective of the project is to improve the educational activities offered to adults by partner organisations through the development of their digital education practices/methodologies and staff competences. The specific objectives are to develop adult educators’ specific competences of the design, implementation and deliver of online courses for adult education.

During the project there are planned three courses, one in each of the participating countries. The target groups of these courses are adult educators of the participating organisations. The courses explore subjects such as technologies and new medias used in the development of online courses, instructional design tools and universal design for learning principles. The third course is dedicated to developing adult educators’ skills for facilitating online courses

The main tangible result of the project is the development of a tool-kit with practical tips for the transition to digital education including also 9 innovative methods of digital adult education. The other results are the development of competences of the staff of the participating organisations to plan, deliver and facilitate online education as well as the capacity building and development of the involved organisations.