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Free Online Presentation: Beyond Universal Design for Learning

  • 1.  Free Online Presentation: Beyond Universal Design for Learning

    Posted Feb 21, 2023 06:49 AM

    FREE Online Presentation: Beyond Universal Design for Learning
    Presented by Amanda Roth and Dominique Turnbow, UC San Diego
    Friday, March 10th at 1pm CT
    Register here
    Sponsored by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee

    *Rescheduled Webinar*

    As instructional designers, our choices impact learners in a variety of different ways and take on more importance when the instructor and learner are unseen participants in the learning process. One of the key frameworks in use for the creation of learning objects is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It has provided many librarians a roadmap for creating learning objects by providing guidance on making design choices that recognize the diverse ways in which learners engage with virtual content. While helpful, UDL is just a starting point for inclusive learning. As a profession, we need to move beyond UDL because it falls short of inclusive design practices. Inclusive design, defined by the Inclusive Design Research Center, considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, and other forms of human difference.

    In this webinar, we'll explore the question of how to support all aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion within learning object design and development. You'll discuss Universal Design for Learning benefits and shortcoming for designing inclusive learning objects and explore inclusive design practices.


    Amanda Roth 

    As an instructional technologist, Amanda Roth (she/her) ties computer or web-based technology to learning to use it effectively according to instructional best practices. She has co-taught classes for the American Library Association on designing instruction for virtual environments, presented at a number of conferences, and co-authored the open-access article Equitable but not Diverse: Universal Design for Learning is Not Enough. Amanda received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2013 and has since worked in academic libraries providing instruction services to undergraduate students. She is the Reference Coordinator and Instruction Librarian for the University of California San Diego Library.

    Dominique Turnbow (she/her) is the Instructional Design Librarian at UC San Diego. She  combines her expertise with instructional design and Design Thinking approaches with nearly two decades of experience delivering online information literacy instruction to create diverse and inclusive learning opportunities. Published works about instructional design practices in academic library environments include the co-authored book Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process and Tools, and co-authored open-access article Equitable but not Diverse: Universal Design for Learning is Not Enough. She has co-taught classes for the American Library Association about designing instruction for virtual environments and has presented on information literacy instruction topics at a number of conferences. Dominique received her MLIS from UCLA in 2002 and her Master's in Educational Technologies from San Diego State University in 2013. 

    This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Friday March 10th at 1pm CT via Zoom. Register here: 

    If you can't make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you'll receive an email that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

    Please direct questions and concerns to Andrea Wright (, or Samantha Harlow (, chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee's past and future programs are available here

    Alicia Vaandering (pronouns: she/her)
    Assistant Professor, Student Success Librarian
    University of Rhode Island
    Carothers Library, Office #125

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