Tips for Getting Your Colleagues to Adopt Universal Design for Learning

When most people in higher education hear the phrase “universal design for learning,” they think about students with physical disabilities and the accommodations we provide to them in order to help them meet course outcomes.

To help make educational materials and practices inclusive for all learners, this interactive webinar session radically reflects on how faculty members and course designers can adopt Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Presented by Thomas Tobin, author and speaker on quality in distance education, this session will help broaden the focus of UDL beyond learners with disabilities and toward a larger ease-of-use/general inclusion framework.

This presentation will cover:

  • How accommodations and UDL are very different
  • What you can do today, within a week, and within a month to reach out to your biggest segment of learners—people on their mobile devices
  • How you can incorporate UDL elements into your courses
  • How you can design and retrofit existing course components using UDL principles
  • How to implement UDL across campus to increase persistence, retention, and satisfaction for all learners


Tom Tobin
PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT | Author and speaker on quality in distance education

Patrick Loftus (Moderator)
Marketing Assistant | 3Play Media