Implementing UDL Strategies for Online Learning
Concurrent Session 5
Verbit will discuss the techniques of implementing Universal Design for Learning strategies into the university's online course development process. Shir and Korey will discuss how to collaborate with various academic units and instructional designers to create accessible content and how Verbit's closed-captioning solution is critical in this effort.
In this session, Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) Manager at George Mason University, will highlight the ATI's efforts to integrate UDL strategies into the university's online course development process. Shir and Korey will discuss how the ATI works collaboratively with various academic units, distance education professionals, and instructional designers (IDs) to asses needs and ensure that students with sensory and learning challenges are provided with equivalent access to instructional materials. In addition, they will provide an overview of Verbit's closed-captioning solution and it's critical role in this effort.