Rethink and Recreate
Investigate and create a new system for course development and delivery that can take advantage of remote learning necessity while using the principles of UDL
Understand and implement UDL to eliminate barriers in your remote learning environments.
Define and develop your “Instructor Presence” in a remote learning environment including integrating student feedback
How the Course Works:
- UDL in the Cloud: How to Design and Deliver Online Education Using Universal Design for Learning by Katie Novak, EdD, and Tom Thibodeau
- Additional materials included in the course
Tom Thibodeau was an assistant provost at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI for 18 years until his retirement in 2020. As assistant provost, he served as the division chair for seven academic departments with 18 degree programs (AS, BS, MS and PPD) and over 1,200 students. He also led faculty development, outcomes assessment and attendance tracking through a team-based approach. As facilitator of new faculty orientation, Thibodeau stressed the use of UDL, active learning, problem-based learning and technology-enhanced teaching and learning. He managed development of NEIT’s first online degree program in Information Technology in 1998 and implemented a new curriculum mapping process. He has been involved in online education since 1996 and has seen, firsthand, the impact that positive planning and design can have on student engagement, especially when these are designed to meet the needs of all learners. Tom Thibodeau is the co-author of “UDL in the Cloud” with Dr. Katie Novak and currently oversees and provides online professional development courses with Dr. Novak (who also happens to be his daughter!)