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Webinar - Leveraging Universal Design for Learning to Support Student Success Online 2020-06-25


Kindly note: Registrants will receive an email communicating the relevant information, as well as the Zoom link for attending the webinar. 

Why shouldn't I miss this!

Research indicates that student interaction is important to online student success. Therefore, faculty teaching online needs a framework that optimizes teaching and learning as well as addresses barriers. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that builds upon how humans learn and addresses barriers to learning through three principles: multiples means of engagement, representation, and action and expression. This interactive workshop will explore neuro-variability, neuroplasticity, and the three brain networks aligned with the UDL framework: affective, recognition, and strategic. Don’t miss this webinar to learn more about UDL and innovative strategies to engage students to support student success.


Purpose of the APD opportunity:

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to UDL and its benefits to online teaching and learning. Participants will understand the core concepts of UDL. Participants will be able to apply UDLprinciples to online teaching and learning.


Outcomes of the APD opportunity:

By the end of this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Identify barriers that may be present in an online module environment;
  • Define neuro-variability and neuroplasticity;
  • Explain what UDL is and its benefits to TL;
  • Align the three brain networks with three UDL principles; and
  • Apply the three principles of UDL in their TL practices to support online student success


Presented by:

Dr. Kristen Betts is a Clinical Professor in the School of Education at Drexel University. Dr. Betts has over 20 years of teaching within higher education and serving in key leadership positions within private, public, and for-profit institutions. She is the Director for the MS in Higher Education Leadership program and Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain & Learning. Dr. Betts’ expertise is in online and blended learning, curriculum and instructional design, and evaluation. Her research focus is on Mind, Brain, and Education science, assessment, technology-enhanced learning, Online Human Touch/high touch, student/faculty retention, and professional development. Dr. Betts is a Fulbright Specialist, peer evaluator with Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and an instructor with the Online Learning Consortium certificate programs. Dr. Betts is also a grant reviewer for the Hong Kong Grants Council and has been a reviewer for 14 journals and publishing companies. Dr. Betts has also been a keynote speaker at conferences and government-supported events in Sweden, South Korea, Canada, and across the United States.

25 June, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Africa Time (change)
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  All campusses     Theme: The Science of Learning and Learning Theories     Type: Webinar  
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Event Organizer

Jean Viljoen

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