Webinar with Thomas J. Tobin: Embedding Universal Design for Learning at UL

Webinar with Thomas J. Tobin: Embedding Universal Design for Learning at UL

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Webinar 3 with Dr Thomas J. Tobin on embedding Universal Design for Learning at UL

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Are you interested in inclusive and equitable teaching and learning at UL?

This event is the third of three interactive webinars with Dr Thomas J. Tobin, designed for UL-based participants who are interested in embedding Universal Design for Learning at the University of Limerick, across the institution.

The third workshop will address:

Friday 1st April 2022, 12-1.30pm: Collaboration & Project Development. How to create materials. Road-map for the next 9 months. Milestone setting and formal project-management techniques. Bringing in expert voices, advocates, stakeholders, and work partners.

The first online webinar introduced participants to the following:

  • What is the goal of introducing UDL at University of Limerick?
  • How should UDL be framed in UL for broad impact and adoption?
  • Moving from “step zero” concepts like “plus-one thinking” into more complex design goals.
  • Watch the recording from this webinar

The second webinar introduced us to:

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI). How to frame UDL within existing university efforts to lower EDIJ barriers for access to education, services, and interactions across all campus sectors.
  • Where do UDL principles have meaningful effects beyond classroom settings?
  • Who are campus stakeholders who need to become UDL advocates?
  • Watch the recording from this webinar

Who is this webinar for?

All UL-based participants are welcome, including academic staff, Professional Support Staff, librarians, students.

You do not need prior knowledge of Universal Design for Learning to attend these workshops.

About the speaker:

Thomas J. Tobin is a founding member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring (CTLM), as well as an internationally recognized scholar, author, and speaker on quality in technology-mediated education, especially copyright, teaching evaluation, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.

He holds master's and Ph.D. degrees in English literature, a master’s degree in information science, and certifications in project management (PMP), online teaching (MOT), Quality Matters (QM), and accessibility (CPACC) He recently completed the Penn State Academic Leadership Academy.

Named to Ed Tech Magazine’s 2020 “Dean’s List” of Educational Technology Influencers, Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

His books include:

  • Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor.
  • The Copyright Ninja (2017).
  • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) with Kirsten Behling.
  • Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020) with Katie Linder and Kevin Kelly.
  • UDL for FET Practitioners: Guidance for Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Irish Further Education and Training (2021) with Ann Heelan and Dara Ryder.

Find him on Twitter @ThomasJTobin, and at thomasjtobin.com.

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Jess Beeley and Thomas O'Shaughnessy, University of Limerick

For more information on UDL at UL, please visit:


Please note: this event will be recorded.

If you require any accommodations for this event, please contact jess.beeley@ul.ie.

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