Information Systems faculty member Paul Beckman (San Francisco State University) discusses his experience applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning to his Introductory Management Information Systems course. This three part case study shares a study using active learning strategies in one course section and traditional lecture in another course section, and compares students' performance in both classes.
Type of Material:
The resource can be used for faculty workshops and to share with faculty regarding using UDL
Flash 9 or later
QuickTime 7 or later
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The purpose of the site is to show that using the Principles of Universal Design for Learning can increase student learning and engagement.
Target Student Population:
Faculty and Faculty Developers
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic Knowledge of Universal Design
The case study demonstrates the value of engaging students in their learning. It
features quality videos with closed captioning and adjustable font size.
A couple of sentences explaining the concept of Universal Design for Learning would be helpful for those not familiar with the principles.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The three teaching strategies that are featured are well presented and easy to understand.
Effectiveness is limited without detailed instructions on how to implement the strategies.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Materials are very clearly organized and presented. Material is chunked into three logical video clips. Videos play quickly and clearly. The layout is attractive.
Flash Players may not be readily available. A list of references would be useful.
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