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Purpose: A place for librarians to explore emerging technologies for instructional purposes and to share ideas and best practices in instructional design and technology.

This group is part of Core's Technology Section.

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Upcoming New CORE Web Course on Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning

  • 1.  Upcoming New CORE Web Course on Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning

    Posted Aug 17, 2023 09:09 AM

    Upcoming New Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning

    Description: This 6-week online course is designed for introducing and summarizing the UDL framework, CAST website, and the UDL on Campus website with captions and transcript.

    2023 Sessions:

    Click on a date range to register for that session.

    ·       Register by mail using the print registration form. Tip: If you're unable to open this "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer. 

    ·       For registration questions, call 1-800-545-2433 to speak to a customer service representative, or email at


    Students receive an access code for the course after registering. Students have 24/7 access to the course site for the 6-week period, and aside from assignment and quiz deadlines, the course may be completed at their own pace.  Instructors provide guidance and feedback as students work their way through the course material. Weekly, instructor-moderated chat sessions are the only live course events that students are asked to attend.

    Learning Outcomes:

    After participating in this course, participants will be able to:

    ·       Describe and summarize the UDL framework, accessibility considerations, and several educational technologies that can be used in the library to improve access and equity.

    ·       Investigate different UDL techniques and distinguish which techniques would be applicable at their own libraries.

    ·       Brainstorm about ways to implement UDL in their own libraries.

    ·       Formulate a plan for UDL implementation in the library..


    Breanne Kirsch is the Associate Provost for the Library and Information Technology, University Librarian at Briar Cliff University.

    Kristina Clement is the Student Outreach and Sponsored Programs Librarian at Kennesaw State University

    Jennifer Sturge is the Specialist for School Libraries and Digital Learning at Calvert County Public Schools

    Registration: Core Members: $196.71; ALA Member Price: $224.10; Non Member Price: $249.00. Registration fees are in U.S. dollars.

    Core Code of Conduct: Please review our Statement of Conduct before registering.

    Tech Requirements:

    A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quiz or assignments are offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.

    The course website will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. It will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.


    • Contact Hours - 24 hours
    • Core defines contact hours in line with the IACET standards on Continuing Education Units.
    • Average number of hours spent per week on course: 4
    • Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.


    For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 or email For all other questions or comments related to this course, please contact

    Breanne Kirsch
    University Librarian
    Briar Cliff University