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Re: Differentiation in E-Learning
by Kerri Freda - Saturday, July 19, 2014, 6:33 PM

Having worked in a school for ten years with a 20% special education population, I am used to modifying or offering alternative assessents to special ed. students. 

In the past., I studied Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for developing the curriculum in a way that gives each individual the equal opportunity to learn (CAST, 2012).  Each student has a different variety of interests, needs and skills that are fingerprinted within their DNA. Students learn at different rates and in different ways. There are different approaches that can be utilized by students in today‚Äôs classrooms.  By embracing and capitalizing on these differences, the UDL urges teachers to modify their instruction and engagements.  In addition to learning by text, the same ideas can be presented and expressed through multimedia engagements such as a podcast, the IDA supports.  Students can express their knowledge by creating through such authoring tools as podcasts, digital movies and other authoring tools. Instead of requiring students to read and write posts, perhaps they could communicate through other Web. 2.0 tools. 

Cast 2012, What is universal design for learning Retrieved from      http://www.cast.org/udl/

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