Lillian Nave is a Senior Lecturer and UDL Coordinator at Appalachian State University where she leads VITAL (Visiting, Instructor, Temporary, Adjunct, Lecturer) faculty, supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and implements Universal Design for Learning programs. As the host of the Think UDL podcast, she interviews practitioners all over the world who are improving educational environments through equitable and inclusive practices based on the UDL principles. She writes scholarly and practical pieces on UDL implementation and shares this scholarship in articles, podcasts, workshops, and presentations.
Tired of discussion boards and grading tests and quizzes in your online classes? Using the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), this workshop will present multiple ways for your student to “show what they know” in ways that are also interesting to you! Alternative assessments also provide flexibility and choice for students which makes your classes more accessible and more beneficial for neurodiverse students and students with learning and hidden disabilities. We will discuss ways to design assignments that engage your students in a variety of ways and make your teaching life easier!