Webinar 6. The potential of universal design for learning in community colleges, colleges of further education, trade schools, and vocation education institutions.
Much of the research taking place in the field around UDL in higher education focuses on universities. This is not in fact reflective of the appetite for change which is currently observed with regards to teaching and learning in the wide spectrum of further education colleges and community colleges. It is high time the best practices being developed in these various categories of further education institutions be highlighted and showcased in the discourse around UDL and inclusion, and this will be the aim of this webinar. Further education institutions and community colleges face a very specific set of variables when addressing the diversity of learners, and these need to be analyzed in detail. The session will support participants as they begin this reflection.
Targeted participant outcomes:
- Participants will consider the specific variables that affect non-traditional post-secondary institutions as they seek to address learner diversity;
- Participants will explore the challenges faces by these institutions, as well as the opportunities that are present;
- Participants will gain an insight into some of the work already on the way in community colleges/ colleges of further education in relation to UDL implementation in the classroom.