Published on Dec. 1, 2020
Updated on April 30, 2021
With the recent move to online learning, Tobin and Behling’s Universal Design for Learning (UDL) book is timely advice and evidence-based strategies on how we can all adopt a “plus-one” teaching approach so all students can find success in our courses. To contradict the inaccessible and unmotivating “filing-cabinet approach—just storing materials, handouts, lecture notes and the dreaded narrated PowerPoint slides” (p. 84)—often used in transitioning from face-to-face to online course modes, they provide 20-minute, 20-day, and 20-month design activities to add access, motivation, and choices for all students. The chapter on assessment (chapter 7) and online learning (chapter 9) are especially valuable as we plan ways to move final assessments online.