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Universal design for learning in online high school mathematics : an evaluation of accessibility in an algebra 1A course

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Title:
Universal design for learning in online high school mathematics : an evaluation of accessibility in an algebra 1A course
Creator:
Ahmed, Jennifer Saoirse
Place of Publication:
Denver, CO
Publisher:
University of Colorado Denver
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Doctor of philosophy)
Degree Grantor:
University of Colorado Denver
Degree Divisions:
School of Education and Human Development, CU Denver
Degree Disciplines:
Education and human development
Committee Chair:
Wilson, Brent
Committee Members:
Leech, Nancy
Davis, Alan
Kumar, Kari

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Abstract:
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to course design that seeks to make learning resources accessible and engaging for all learners. Very little research examines the course alignment with UDL principles. This study provided an evaluation of UDL alignment of an online Algebra 1A course. A mixed methods approach combined UDL scores with individual lesson components mapped to specific UDL checkpoints to determine if there was any relationship between components of UDL and student outcomes. Although there was nothing significant to report, the results of the curriculum scan mirrored that of other researchers who have also used the Scan Tool to assess UDL alignment of online learning products. Many of the online learning products that have been evaluated using the UDL Scan Tool show deficiencies in the products’ ability to provide multiple means of engagement and expression . Creating online curricula, specifically aligned to the principles of Universal Design for Learning, might help improve learning outcomes for all students.

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Source Institution:
University of Colorado Denver
Holding Location:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
Copyright Jennifer Saoirse Ahmed. Permission granted to University of Colorado Denver to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.

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