Creating Blended Learning Modules Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles in K-12 Learning Environments

ID: 52079 Type: Best Practices
  1. Seung Kim, Lewis University, United States

Thursday, March 29 3:40 PM-4:00 PM

Presider:
Kathleen Vigil, Marist College, United States

As blended learning in K-12 schools has continuously grown over the past decades, it is necessary for teachers to have direction with the design and implementation of the best practices of blended learning in K-12 environments There are various ways to create blended learning to support dynamic, interactive and student-centered learning Applying UDL principles can be a good way to design blended learning modules to make learning more effective in K-12 environments This case study will focus on uses of UDL in designing instructional modules for blended learning The participants will consist of about 55 teacher candidates enrolled in three sections of an educational technology methods course at the undergraduate level The study will be implemented in the fall of 2017 Participants will use the UDL principles as a framework, applying three principles to design instructional modules for blended learning: i) providing multiple means of representation, ii) providing multiple means of actions/expressions, and iii) providing multiple means of engagements At the conference, the presentation will discuss the instructional strategies used in this study and findings of candidates’ perceptions of UDL and practice of UDL implementation in their instructional modules for blended learning

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