Week 1 Pre-recorded Presentations
Week 1 pre-recorded presentations are available below. These are linked to the theme “Welcome Everybody!” - Universal Design for Learning in the Online Classroom.
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From the trenches: a phenomenological exploration of an instructor’s journey to reflect on learner engagement through the lens of inclusion within the abrupt 'COVID pivot' of two Higher Education courses to online delivery.
- Dr Frederic Fovet, Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Dr Frederic Fovet Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University
Frederic's research and practice both focus on Inclusion and UDL. Frederic has been offering Masters level courses in Education for six years now. He focuses on both offering UDL expertise in his courses and modelling UDL in his own course design.
Incorporating Digital Technologies and Online Delivery into an Inclusive Curriculum.
- Gary Vear, Senior Learning Technologist, University Academy 92
Gary Vear Senior Learning Technologist, University Academy 92
Gary has worked across Further and Higher Education for over 10 years, and is passionate about making technology accessible to everyone within education.
Stephanie Petrou Student Wellbeing Officer, University Academy 92
Steph has worked with disabled adults over the past 17 years, initially in the social care sector and then within Higher Education. She is passionate about the universal design of products and services to maximise accessibility for all and currently works with the UA92 team to deliver an inclusive student experience.
The Design Thinking Class: experiencing the extremes to inform Universal Design
- Allen Higgins, College of Business, University College Dublin
Allen Higgins College of Business, University College Dublin
Allen is a researcher/lecturer in the Management Information Systems subject area in the College of Business at University College Dublin (UCD). He is a member of the UCD Centre for Innovation, Technology and Organisation (CITO) and the UCD Centre for Business and Society. His research applies ethnographic methods to the study of design interaction and collaborative software design processes.
Tina Lowe Access & Lifelong Learning Centre, University College Dublin
I am a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, where I have worked since 2008. I am the Campus Accessibility Officer in the Access and Lifelong Learning Centre. Here my role is to work with the university on making the campus universally accessible so that everyone can access all the buildings and access and enjoy the external campus and its amenities.
As a blind guide dog owner my personal lived experience has enabled me to have an insight on what it is like to navigate our environment, and this insight gives me the impetus and drive to assist UCD to improve accessibility.