Reaching All Learners: Universal Design for Learning in the Online Classroom

Monday, February 13 | 2:15PM–3:00PM | Houston Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
The UDL framework reduces barriers by addressing the learning needs of all learners. Through the development of goals, materials, and assessments that put students in the driver's seat, the UDL framework can change the landscape of online learning and accessibility on your campus. In this session, we will discuss how we can leverage technology and the varied abilities of our students to increase engagement and motivation, encourage the expression of knowledge in multiple formats, and provide more student-centered activities and assessments. Join us as we discuss our diverse online student population and practical ideas and strategies for UDL implementation.

Outcomes: Identify the three principles of UDL *Provide rationale for implementing UDL in the postsecondary setting and online learning environment *Develop strategies for implementing UDL in the design and development of online courses.


  • Fair Berg

  • Roy Bowery

    Director of Distance Learning, The University of Memphis
  • Leonia Houston

    Instructional Designer, The University of Memphis
  • Trey Martindale

    Professor and Chief Online Learning Officer, Middle Tennessee State University