From Face-to-Face to Online UDeL Camps : Supporting Staff at Higher Education Institutions in Developing Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL)
Eftring, H., Olaussen, E. J., Petrie, H., Saarela, M., Ladonlahti, T., & Torkildsby, A. B. (2021). From Face-to-Face to Online UDeL Camps : Supporting Staff at Higher Education Institutions in Developing Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL). In I. Verma (Ed.), Universal Design 2021 : From Special to Mainstream Solutions (pp. 144-160). IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 282. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI210392
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The TINEL Project is running a series of camps for staff at higher education institution to support them in developing inclusive eLearning. The first camp was conducted face-to-face, but the coronavirus pandemic meant that the second camp was conducted online. This created a case study in inclusive eLearning in itself and allowed us to experience and reflect on the challenges and opportunities of inclusive online teaching and learning. This paper presents the structure and content of the two camps, our reflections on moving from a face-to-face to an online situation and our elaboration how the UDL principles apply to eLearning to create Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL). We found that because we already had a syllabus for the camp prepared, transferring it to an online camp did not present a great number of challenges. Some aspects of the online situation were actually advantageous (e.g. presenting all materials digitally and making them fully accessible) while others were difficult to overcome (e.g. engaging all participants in online activities and discussions). We provide a set of recommendations of how to implement the three principles of UDL in eLearning situations. ...
Parent publication ISBN978-1-64368-190-0
ConferenceInternational Conference on Universal Design
Is part of publicationUniversal Design 2021 : From Special to Mainstream Solutions
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Related funder(s)European Commission
Funding program(s)Strategic partnerships, E+
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