AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Digital Badge in UDL - Oct-Dec 2022

Note: Registration for this course is now closed.

What: Free 10 week introductory course on Universal Design for Learning running groups simultaneously for Irish HE and FET staff. 

Available to: Strictly for staff currently working in Higher Education or Further Education and Training in the Republic of Ireland. Places allocated on a first come first served basis. Participants must have some teaching activity planned during week 5-9 (October 24th – December 5th) that they can work on as part of the UDL Redesign Activity (can be individual class, group of classes, training session or assignment - flexible). Book quickly to avoid disappointment.

When: The course runs from Oct 3rd - Dec 12th. Registration for the national rollout is closed.

Time Involved: Approx 25 hours over 10 weeks, roughly 2.5 hours per week. Optional 5 hour add-on for participants interested in rolling this open course out to colleagues in the future. Feel free to download the full course schedule.

More information: A Zoom session held in May provided potential participants with information about the course so feel free to view the recording of that session.

Course Information: This Autumn, AHEAD and UCD Access & Lifelong Learning are teaming up to jointly deliver the Digital Badge for Universal Design in Teaching and Learning once again in a fully online format. This digital badge course, hosted by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, will provide participants with a strong introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Framework and give them the opportunity to implement UDL approaches within the teaching activities they are currently undertaking. But this year there's a  big difference to how we're running the course. Where typically we would run the course for about 35 people, this year we are teaming up with previously trained UDL badge facilitators to offer this course to 1,000+ participants simultaneously in FET and HE - the largest national roll out of UDL CPD ever undertaken in Ireland. So sign up to be a part of it and join the growing Irish UDL community.

Please select the appropriate course for you below for more information and registration choosing FET Staff link if your are a further education and training professional, and HE Staff link if you are a higher education professional. Only current HE/FET Staff working in the Republic of Ireland are eligible for this course.

All the materials for the course are open to the public and are licensed under Creative Commons.

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