Let's About UDL: Episode 2- Engagement (Real World Activities)
From Venecia Williams on October 19th, 2021
We are VCC Online Developer and Leaders. We are excited to launch the second video in our “Let’s Talk About UDL” series. This video focuses on the UDL principle: multiple means of engagement and the concept of bringing real-world activities into your courses to spark curiosity for learning with your students.
You can access previous videos by going to our Let’s Talk about UDL and Blended MediaSpace.
In this video, we discuss three real-world activities that will help instructors increase student engagement with course content.
Are you already bringing real-world activities into your classes? If so, tell us about it! Submit your ideas to: email@example.com.
A big shout out to Joel Rivera from the Department of Business Management who created and added Welcoming Accessibility Statements to his Moodle shells! Let us know if you’ve created one as well!
If you’d like to learn more about what we discussed in the video, please explore the following resources.
Ways to Make Lessons More “Relevant” to Students’ Lives
This article highlights how making classroom lessons relevant to students’ lives is the best way to encourage intrinsic motivation to learn.
Emotional Engagement in Learning
This TED talk focuses on the profound importance of emotional connection in learning and content-retention/mastery.
UDL Principle: Provide Multiple Means of Engagement- Optimize relevance, value, and authenticity
Learn more about making content relevant from this cast.org webpage.