Much has been written about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the benefits for a broad range of students. The concept is based on teaching methods that allow for different ways of learning. Some students are visual, some like discussion, some like an enthusiastic lecturer and written material. But rarely to we get student insights into teaching methods.
Using video is one way to engage learners whether they be new students or teachers wanting to improve their skills. The video below is from Ireland where 11 higher education students answer four questions:
- What kind of learner are you and how do you learn best?
- What do they think of the standard lecture format and how do they prefer to be taught?
- We asked them about the traditional exam format and what types of assessment worked for them.
- What is one piece of advice you can give to academics to help them improve their teaching and learning practice?
See their interesting answers in the video below.
The website with the video has more information about UDL and how to apply it. It’s part of a lecture series by AHEAD, and there is a section for people who work in education with written and video material.
The CUDA website has a whole section devoted to UDL. The graphic below shows the three pillars of UDL.