Creating a UDL Culture to Enhance Student Engagement

Tuesday, March 27 | 3:00PM–3:45PM ET | Room 551
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has become synonymous with supporting students with disabilities. However, all students can learn and benefit from a UDL curriculum. In the higher education classroom this methodology can provide guidance around syllabus development and presentation, materials, technology integration, and classroom activities. A UDL classroom can enhance student engagement and retention within classes, programs, and universities. This interactive session will present the tenets of UDL while you experience universally designed learning activities and use technology to engage with the material.

Outcomes: Identify at least 3 strategies and methods to create UDL and enhance accessibility within your curriculum * Identify at least 3 ways UDL can have a positive impact on students' learning experience * Create at least 3 learning activities incorporating available tools to successfully address UDL and accessibility


  • Jennifer Lawlor

    Director of Online Studies, University of Bridgeport
  • Lauren Tucker

    Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University