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UNIFESP’S ACCESSIBILITY PORTAL: INCLUSIVE AND OPEN DESIGN TO SUPPORT INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION

By Leandro Key Higuchi Yanaze, Maria da Conceição dos Santos, Cícera Aparecida Lima Malheiro, We are delighted to present the Accessibility Portal at the University Federal of São Paulo (Unifesp) as an important tool to guide the implementation of our recently established Accessibility and Inclusion Policy. We will briefly highlightRead More

UDL in Swedish Higher Education

The impact of Universal Design for Learning in higher education, and the road we are on in Sweden by Linda Plantin Ewe and Pia Haggblom, Kristianstad University, Sweden With a pending master’s degree in special education Pia Häggblom is a developer of widening participation at the department of Library andRead More

Rear-view mirror from a UK perspective

Reflecting about practice through the lens of Universal Design for Learning principles and practices to inform learning design Blog post by Virna Rossi, Ravensbourne University London, United Kingdom, March 2021 Months of pandemic teaching and learning have highlighted issues of access and accessibility, which have disproportionally affected some under-served studentRead More

From ACCESS to BUILD to INTERNALIZE: A Model for International UDL Implementation through Online Professional Development (India and UAE)

Posted February 22, 2021 Dr. Susie L. Gronseth and Dr. Elizabeth M. Dalton             Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and framework to design for learner variation through intentional curriculum development are now internationally recognized for their potential to address inclusive educational challenges.  As described by McKenzie and Dalton (2020),Read More

A Deux Vitesses (Between Two Stools): Inclusive Education between Policy and Practice in the Arab Region

By Dr. Mustapha Aabi January 2021 #Latest Post Arab countries have made considerable progress in promoting inclusive education by ratifying UN conventions on the rights of persons with disabilities, and enacting laws and reforms in line with these conventions while inspired by inclusive models from developed countries such as theRead More

E-learning challenges in India

Disruption in Education Amid COVID-19 By Aashna Khurana In India, due to COVID-19, the state declared lockdown from the mid of March, one of the biggest concerns since then has been the disruption to education. Anganwadis, schools, colleges and universities have been shut since then. March and April being theRead More

Inclusive E-learning challenges in Morocco

Moroccan education system in the global context By Dr. Mustapha Aabi The World Declaration on Education for All (EFA) (1990) and the high-level Unit Summit on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) emphatically stressed the importance of meeting the educational needs for all children, youths and adults. UNESCO has been mandated toRead More

Simple but Powerful Learning Strategies for Information Overload

ByHicham Beddari Studying at the university is meant to be an eye-opening and exciting experience. In order to reach this main goal, major learning obstacles must be overcome. As university students, we are overwhelmed by loads of information that we keep receiving, almost, on daily basis. Remembering and using themRead More

La conception universelle de l’apprentissage (CUA) est-elle un besoin local ou un « concept étranger » ?

Par: Rabiaa Lahrach Download this PDF to read the English translation of this post.. Il s’est avéré, dans de nombreux pays de l’hémisphère sud, que les programmes et cours ne sont pas toujours accessibles à l’ensemble des apprenants, ne répondent pas suffisamment à leurs besoins et attentes et ne s’adaptentRead More

My Remote Learning Experience during COVID-19 Lockdown

ByMohsine Wahib Once declared as a pandemic, the Coronavirus has significantly modified almost all of our daily activities. Working is being done online, entertaining is being done online, and of course, schooling can’t be performed in any way but online. Schools are closed!  Education could be among the most vitalRead More

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