BCcampus, the Gold Sponsor of the Conference, discuss the overlap between Open Educational practices and UDL, and explain the ways UDL is intimately woven into their work.
At BCcampus, we support the adaptation and evolution of teaching and learning practices to improve the learning experiences of students across British Columbia. One of our major initiatives is around open education, where we support B.C. faculty in adopting, adapting, and creating open educational resources (OER) and adopting open pedagogical practices in the classroom. Our work aligns with the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in many ways, but in particular, we would like to highlight how open textbooks can increase access to education and improve the learning experiences for students all around the world. (To read more, please visit the original BCcampus blog)