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From Face-to-Face to Online UDeL Camps: Supporting Staff at Higher Education Institutions in Developing Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL).

  • Academic Journal
  • Eftring H; Certec, Department of Design Sciences, Lund University, Sweden.
    Olaussen EJ; Universell, Norway.; Norwegian Research Laboratory for Universal Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway.
    Petrie H; University of York, UK.
    Saarela M; HÄME University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
    Ladonlahti T; University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Torkildsby AB; Norwegian Research Laboratory for Universal Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway.
  • Studies in health technology and informatics [Stud Health Technol Inform] 2021 Jun 04; Vol. 282, pp. 144-160.
  • English
  • The TINEL Project is running a series of camps for staff at higher education institution to support them in developing inclusive eLearning. The first camp was conducted face-to-face, but the coronavirus pandemic meant that the second camp was conducted online. This created a case study in inclusive eLearning in itself and allowed us to experience and reflect on the challenges and opportunities of inclusive online teaching and learning. This paper presents the structure and content of the two camps, our reflections on moving from a face-to-face to an online situation and our elaboration how the UDL principles apply to eLearning to create Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL). We found that because we already had a syllabus for the camp prepared, transferring it to an online camp did not present a great number of challenges. Some aspects of the online situation were actually advantageous (e.g. presenting all materials digitally and making them fully accessible) while others were difficult to overcome (e.g. engaging all participants in online activities and discussions). We provide a set of recommendations of how to implement the three principles of UDL in eLearning situations.
Additional Information
Publisher: IOS Press Country of Publication: Netherlands NLM ID: 9214582 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1879-8365 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 09269630 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Stud Health Technol Inform
Original Publication: Amsterdam ; Washington, DC : IOS Press, 1991-
Keywords: ERASMUS Plus; Equality; Higher Education Institutions; Inclusive education; Universal Design for Learning (UDL); Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL)
Date Created: 20210604 Date Completed: 20210608 Latest Revision: 20210608