Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework that aims to support students of all levels of ability with effectively learning curriculum material.
This framework can be implemented into learning institutions of all kinds and its efficacy revolves around three principles. It is important because it aims to remove barriers to education for all students in order for all students to be successful in a learning institution.
UDL Guidelines (developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology)
- Multiple means of representation to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge
- Multiple means of expression to provide learners alternative ways to demonstrate what they know
- Multiple means of engagement to tap into learners’ interests, challenge them appropriately and motivate them to learn