Friday 9th April: Parallel Presentations & Weekly Close and Reflection

Two live online events take place each Friday afternoon throughout the conference, focused on that week's theme: 

Parallel Presentations (14.00 - 15.20):  choose between two parallel sessions. These presentations include workshops, presentations and discussions on the week's theme. Full details are included in the schedule. 

Weekly close and reflection (15.30-16.30): each week ends with a facilitated dialogue on the week's conference theme. Hosted by conference rapporteurs Dr Marian McCarthy and Dr Vivian Rath, this session will invite conference attendees to consider the issues raised throughout the presentations and invite discussion around learnings and directions for the future. 

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 1: Workshop (Live Only)

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 1: Workshop (Live Only)

Embracing equity in a public health emergency: the role of UDL in guiding instructors as they adapt to an unprecedented reliance on online and hybrid teaching.

  1. Dr Frederic Fovet, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Thompson Rivers University

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 2: Themed Presentations (Live and Recorded)

14:00-15:20 - Parallel 2: Themed Presentations (Live and Recorded)

Easy as 1, 2, 3... Effective UDL Applications for Virtually Connecting with Your Students

  1. Michelle Bartlett, PhD, Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University Dr Suzanne Ehrlich, EdD, Assistant Professor & Program Area Co-Leader, University of North Florida

Universal Design for Learning at UCC: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

  1. Dr Brian Butler, Advisor for Inclusive Education and Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Fellow, University College Cork Dr Laura Lee, Research Manager for CIRTL, UCC

Workshop activities supporting Universal Design for eLearning (UDeL) in Higher Education Institutions

  1. Elinor Jeanette Olaussen, Senior Advisor, Universell, Norway. Dr Håkan Eftring, Assistant Professor and Director of Studies, Lund University, Sweden. Dr Merja Saarela, Principal Lecturer and Research Group Leader, Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Finland.

15.30-16.30 Weekly Close and Reflection (Live Only)

15.30-16.30 Weekly Close and Reflection (Live Only)

A facilitated dialogue on the Week 1 conference theme, UDL in the Online Classroom, and a space to discuss the issues and questions raised.

  1. Dr Marian McCarthy, Vice President Emerita Teaching and Learning, University College Cork Dr Vivian Rath, National Disabled Postgraduate Advisory Committee
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