UDL for Remote Learning

Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

  • 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

  • Universally Design

    Understand and implement UDL to eliminate barriers in your remote learning environments.

  • Build Relationships

    Define and develop your “Instructor Presence” in a remote learning environment including integrating student feedback

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About the Course

How the Course Works:

  • Watch the video introducing each module
  • Dive deeper into the content. Review readings and resources, the key is to self-differentiate. Choose what works best for you and helps you better understand the content and engage with the lesson
  • Post to the discussion board, interact with your classmates if you choose to, and make connections
  • Complete the self-assessment at the end of each module. These are opportunities to deeply reflect on what you have learned and share with others
  • With each module, there is an optional project task or thinking piece to help you propel your learning from this course into practice!
  • Taking the course for grad credit? Complete a final project for feedback
  • Receive your completion certificate for 45 continuing education hours or 3 graduate-level continuing education credits (as applicable)

Course Materials:

  • 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

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About the Instructor

Tom Thibodeau

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!)

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