The second Online camp on Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL): supporting inclusive teaching, learning and assessment is approaching
Have you been considering how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the diversity of students?
Higher education institutions throughout the world are currently going through enormous
upheaval due to the coronavirus pandemic, having to moving most of our work online. This affects
teaching, assessment and administration and is raising many issues.
Have you been considering how all these changes will affect the diversity of students – students
with disabilities, students from different cultural groups and different economic backgrounds?
With so many decisions to be made at the moment, it is easy to forget these issues. However, the current situation also offers new possibilities for supporting a wide range of students in ways that we have not done before.
The Erasmus+ funded TINEL project is running a series of free “online camps” about Universal
Design for eLearning (UDeL), looking at how we can support the widest possible range of students
in higher education, in eLearning and blended learning contexts. The emphasis is on how we can
make the teaching, learning and assessment experiences as inclusive as possible for the widest
range of students. The first camp took place face-to-face before the coronavirus pandemic, but
now we are moving the camps online and we believe they are even more relevant to our teaching
and learning situation.
The next camp will take place 7 – 11 September (there will be two more camps next year), with online meetings for an average of 4 hours each day, including breaks, individual work and online social activities. You can listen to how Lotta (https://youtu.be/FPHWLcXwk1s) and Lars (https://youtu.be/f8vQKmy7rsM) talk about their experience of the first UDeL Camp.
To find out more about the camp and how to apply to participate, please contact your local TINEL
Finland:Merja Saarela, HÄME University of Applied Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarja Ladonlahti, University of Jyväskylä, email@example.com
Norway: Anne Britt Torkildsby, NTNU, firstname.lastname@example.orgSweden: Håkan Eftring, Lund University, email@example.com
UK: Helen Petrie, University of York, firstname.lastname@example.org