The Universal Design For Learning Framework Essay

729 Words Jun 19th, 2016 3 Pages
Robison clearly embraces technology that fits into the Universal Design for Learning framework. Throughout the forward, Robison’s support of UDL can be split into the three different principles of UDL we learned about in class. These principles are input, output, and engagement.
Input is the first principle of UDL. To learn, information must be able to be received by the learner in a way they can understand. However, everyone gathers and retains information differently, and some people need special accommodations or different methods of teaching to learn what is needed. One example of this we learned in class was technology for people with hearing impairments. If someone has trouble hearing, they clearly will not obtain any information from a lecture in class. However, if they use a hearing aid, they will be able to hear the teacher and learn the material. One way Robison embraces this is with his experience being taught “by the book.” He writes, “Teaching someone like me ‘by the book’ just doesn’t work…” In this case, Robison needed a different form of input other than a book, such as labs at a local college. This shows how he embraces UDL because he thinks kids should be taught in different ways.
The next principle of UDL is output. Students must be able to express their ideas and interact with what they are learning. But, not all students can communicate in the same way. This relates to what we learned in class about the livescribe pen. For example, if a student has…

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