What is Universal Design?
Universal design for learning (UDL) is a set of principle for curriculum development that gives all individual equal opportunities to learn (CAST, 2011).
The UDL has four parts in curriculum which are instruction goals, methods, materials and assessments. Teachers can reduce the barriers of physical, cognitive and intellectual and optimize the levels of challenge and support to meet the needs of all children. UDL principles also lend teachers to implement inclusive practices in the classroom. Teachers can also integrate ICTs in Universal Design to meet the interests and needs of all the children. Therefore children can learning through different experiences.
Ms Kim has talked about UDL in the class today. She shown us different type of ICTs tool which is special designed for young children. All those tools are so amazing and developmentally appropriate for young children. I wish to have one of each tool for my children. I think they will enjoy when using it.
You can watch a video about Universal Design in ICTs.
CAST. (2011). Universal Design for learning guidelines. Retrieved Jun 8, 2013, from http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/udlguidelines