Universal Design

Universal Design is the concept of creating instruction that addressed the why, what, and how of learning.

Universal Design is the concept of creating instruction for all people based on the different ways people learn. This goes much deeper then learning styles. This is the role the instructor plays in attempting to provide instructional material in ways that benefit learning that addresses the why, what, and how of learning.


Universal Design is the concept of creating instruction that addressed the why, what, and how of learning.

Developing your curriculum to meet these needs will take time, thought, and most likely collaboration with your peers. This videoWill open new browser window or tabprovides information from Colorado State University on how they implement Universal Design in their classroom instruction.

The National Center On Universal Design provides a short information sheet for ways to address the why, what, and how of learning. (Download UDL Guidelines)PDF File

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