Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles to guide instructors in creating truly accessible learning environments in which all learners can thrive. In this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of Universal Design for Learning – multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement – as they apply to information literacy instruction. We will discuss how these guidelines can be applied to one-shot, embedded, and for-credit teaching contexts. Participants will have a chance to discuss potential barriers to implementing UDL and brainstorm ways of overcoming these barriers together.
Registrants will be emailed the workshop information one day prior to the webinar.
Molly Maloney, MLS (she/her/hers) is the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian at the University at Buffalo. She has employed Universal Design for Learning in both workshop and for-credit Information Literacy settings and presented on the methods and findings at LOEX, SUNYLA and the WNYLRC Unconference, among others. Her background is in second language acquisition and inclusive instruction.
Emily Carlin (she/her/hers) is a librarian at SUNY Erie Community College. She has presented on universal design and accessibility in libraries at LOEX, SUNYLA, and the WNYLRC Unconference. Emily has a master's degree in Information Science and Learning Technology from the University of Missouri and a master’s in Philosophy from Indiana University.