Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of UDL-based enhancements of an online module on functional behavior assessment. The UDL framework is an instructional design framework designed to enhance access, engagement, and learning using three overarching principles: multiple means of engagement, multiple means of representation, and multiple means of action and expression. The researcher utilized a two-group randomized control trial (RCT) with pre- and posttest measures. The control group completed a publicly available module on functional behavior assessment while the intervention group completed an enhanced version of the same module. Results demonstrate that both the intervention and control group demonstrated similar levels of knowledge gains, indicating that UDL instructional design enhancements are equally as effective as current instructional design practices in online, asynchronous modules. Given the legislative mandates for the use of UDL and ethical considerations regarding student accessibility, UDL is recommended for continued use in higher education and other professional learning for educators.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Hines, Rebecca

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

School of Teacher Education

Degree Program

Education; Exceptional Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008807; DP0026086

Language

English

Release Date

December 2021

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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