Design of Universal Active Learning (DUAL): a hybrid model of Universal Design and Active Learning
Concurrent Session 7
We propose “Design for Universal Active Learning” model by blending active learning with universal design for learning, in hope of using it to guide simple design that supports learner success. We will also demonstrate how to use this model to guide the design of two courses/trainings at two universities.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1. Be able to name the 3 types of interactions in active learning model;
2. Be able to name the 3-step process for Universal Design for Learning;
3. Be able to design learning module(s) using this UDAL model.
In this presentation, we will introduce a new model for learning design called “Design of Universal Active Learning (DUAL)”. Why? Active learning has long history in education in both western and eastern cultures, with Socrates and Confucius as representative active teaching practitioners. Active Learning design model has been around for over two decades (Bonwell & Eison, 1991). It is clear and simple, easy for instructional designers to communicate with faculty members. The concept of universal design for learning is relatively new. It is detailed and involves many aspects of learning design. However, it is powerful if used faithfully. Therefore, we attempted to blend active learning with universal design for learning into one model. During this presentation, we will demonstrate how to use this model to guide the design of two courses/trainings at two universities. Then we will invite participants to use this blended model to design learning modules that deploys active learning and follows universal design principles.