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Resources and Recommended Reading

Welcome to the resources and recommended reading page for the National Teaching and Learning Forum digital badge on Universal Design for Learning. The content for this digital badge was created by AHEAD and UCD Access & Lifelong Learning.  It is advised that the core reading should be completed after you complete the online module and before you take part in the course workshop. 

Recommended Reading

Core Reading


These guidelines from the UDLL project will help you start reflecting - how do the UDL principles affect me in my context? What can and should I do when someone asks me to contribute to a universally-designed learning environment? We address a wide range of readers, with different experiences, roles, attitudes and ideas about how to address student diversity. 

Case Study Examples (same format as your assignment)

“I’m a busy distance learner” – Engage me

Debating – How to advance your students’ communication abilities

Utilising universal design opportunities in an online curriculum for working adult part-time students

Extra Material from UCD

More Casy Study Exmaples - Universal Design in Curriculum Design

Infographic: Examples of UDL commitments you can make (PDF)

A Universal Design SWOT Self Analysis Tool (Word)


HEA Key Facts & Figures 15/16

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