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All posts by Lisa Kovac

Optimizing Relevance, Value, and Authenticity in Universal Design for Learning

Optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of engagement. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can construct lessons that learners feel are worthwhile.

Optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity in Universal Design for Learning

Optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity means designing learning activities that seem important. Many learners may feel more engaged by course content that they feel personally connected to. For example, this connection could come from a learner’s:


Optimizing Individual Choice and Autonomy in Universal Design for Learning

Optimizing individual choice and autonomy is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of engagement. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can give learners choice in the context of their learning.


Enhancing Capacity for Monitoring Progress in Universal Design for Learning

Enhancing capacity for monitoring progress is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of action and expression. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can help learners recognize the progress they make.

Enhancing capacity for monitoring progress in Universal Design for Learning

Enhancing capacity for monitoring progress means giving learners tools and feedback to help them understand:


Facilitating Management of Information and Resources in Universal Design for Learning

Facilitating management of information and resources is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of action and expression. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can help learners organize and use new information.


Support for Planning and Strategy Development in Universal Design for Learning

Support for  planning and strategy development is a universal design for learning (UDL) guideline that supports multiple means of action and expression. The UDL guidelines were developed by an organization called CAST. This article will explore how teachers and other educators can support learners as they make plans and develop strategies to attain their goals.