42 episodes

The official podcast for the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET). ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector. Head to our website for more information - www.adcet.edu.au

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The official podcast for the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET). ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector. Head to our website for more information - www.adcet.edu.au

    ADCET Podcast: Enabling inclusive employability - designing work-integrated learning

    ADCET Podcast: Enabling inclusive employability - designing work-integrated learning

    This ADCET podcast is the audio version of our webinar: Enabling inclusive employability - designing work-integrated learning that supports students in uncovering who they are, and who they want to become.
    This ADCET webinar presentation by Emily Jones (PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong), provided an overview of her doctoral research project that explores utilising Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to design work-integrated learning (WIL).

    The study seeks to understand how the design of WIL experiences enables or inhibits higher education (HE) students’ perceptions of employability. The presentation included an overview of the research aims, the different stages of the research and the concept of utilising UDL for WIL.

    This webinar was aimed at work-integrated learning practitioners, curriculum designers, educators in higher education and UDL practitioners.


    View the webinar and associated resources. 

    • 35 min
    Universal Design for Learning in Action: How to talk to colleagues about UDL with Dr Thomas Tobin

    Universal Design for Learning in Action: How to talk to colleagues about UDL with Dr Thomas Tobin

    ADCET welcomed Dr Thomas Tobin as one of the presenters for our inaugural UDL Symposium with his Workshop "How to Talk with Your Colleagues about Universal Design for Learning". This podcast is an audio version of that workshop.
    As instructors and support professionals, we should advocate for our colleagues around us to design their interactions with students to be as broadly accessible and inclusive as possible, in order to foster greater student agency, autonomy, and satisfaction. In the process, our collective work to support learners in addressing access barriers can shift to focus more energy on more challenging concerns.
    This advocacy starts with grassroots champions who can help colleagues with practical advice, as well as lobby campus leaders for funds, resources, and time toward inclusive-design efforts. This webinar shared concrete strategies for how to approach colleagues in productive ways to talk about universal design for learning (UDL) in their own work. It also explored how to talk with your campus leaders to get them to see the positive impact of UDL on campus operations (and on the budget), especially during times of disruption.

    You can view the full presentation recording and slides on the ADCET website. 

    • 53 min
    Universal Design for Learning in Action: Australia

    Universal Design for Learning in Action: Australia

    Universal Design for Learning in Action: the what, why and how of UDL
     
    This exciting new podcast series from ADCET interviews some of the top UDL experts internationally to talk about all things Universal Design for Learning or UDL. UDL is an inclusive teaching strategy which when applied to learning design enables inclusive curriculum design, development and delivery. It embraces learner variability, designs for it and reduces barriers to learning; creating a greater sense of belonging. It is not just good design for people with disability but for all students.
     
    In this podcast ADCET Manager Darlene McLennan talks to Dr Scott Hollier CEO and co-founder of The Centre for Accessibility Australia about their recent project 'Higher Education for All' and how by making the information easily accessible, educational institutions can meet the principles of UDL.
     
    This podcast is part of a suite of activities ADCET has developed to assist tertiary education providers, educators, disability practitioners and other support staff to assist in creating more inclusive learning strategies for students. Activities and resources include this podcast, a webinar series, eLearning, and a Symposium. For more information visit Universal Design for Learning - ADCET

    Additional Links mentioned in the Podcast:
    https://www.accessibility.org.au/research/

    • 31 min
    Universal Design for Learning in Action: Dr Thomas Tobin Keynote

    Universal Design for Learning in Action: Dr Thomas Tobin Keynote

    ADCET was delighted to welcome Dr Thomas Tobin as one of the keynote speakers for our inaugural UDL Symposium with his presentation, "Reach Everyone and Teach Everyone with Universal Design for Learning".
    Providing access to quality higher education is a priority for all of us, especially when learners are beyond the formal spaces and places of the physical campus - and especially when they are learning with us via asynchronous online courses. In this podcast version of his presentation, you’ll discover the “step zero” that makes all of our teaching efforts possible: access. When we focus our learning interactions on how our students get access to materials, each other, instructors, support services, and the community, we strengthen their sense of belonging and opportunity as learners.
    Through the universal design for learning (UDL) framework, you’ll learn concrete steps that you can take tomorrow that help to lower barriers, anxiety, and stress - for your students and for you, whether you are new to the framework or a seasoned practitioner. Come learn how to take some work off your plate as you engage with learners.

    You can view the full presentation recording and slides on the ADCET website. 

    • 49 min
    Universal Design for Learning in Action: USA

    Universal Design for Learning in Action: USA

    Universal Design for Learning in Action: the what, why and how of UDL

    This exciting new podcast series from ADCET interviews some of the top UDL experts internationally to talk about all things Universal Design for Learning or UDL. UDL is an inclusive teaching strategy which when applied to learning design enables inclusive curriculum design, development and delivery. It embraces learner variability, designs for it and reduces barriers to learning; creating a greater sense of belonging. It is not just good design for people with disability but for all students.

    Welcome to the second podcast in our UDL series. In this podcast Darlene McLennan talks to Lillian Nave, Senior Lecturer and Universal Design for Learning Coordinator at Appalachian State University and host of the Think UDL Podcast.  

    Lillian delves into the crucial concept of learner variability, emphasising that everyone is inherently different, and this diversity is a powerful force for good. From the richness of neurodiversity to the importance of cultural diversity. In the realm of post-secondary education, she highlights the evolving landscape, where barriers to entry have thankfully diminished, resulting in more diverse student populations. However, this diversity presents a challenge and an opportunity for educators. Lillian argues that it's our responsibility to nurture these diverse talents, cultivating expert learners and critical thinkers. Universal Design for Learning plays a pivotal role in achieving this goal, fostering flexibility, choice, and strength-based approaches to education. 

    Lillian's wisdom reminds us that teaching and learning are hard work, and we have a choice: invest in designing for flexibility from the start or repeatedly address issues that could have been avoided. Ultimately, it's about making teaching more manageable and impactful.
    This podcast is part of a suite of activities ADCET has developed to assist tertiary education providers, educators, disability practitioners and other support staff to assist in creating more inclusive learning strategies for students. Activities and resources include this podcast, a webinar series, eLearning, and a Symposium.

    To listen to the ThinkUDL Podcast visit their website.
    For more information visit Universal Design for Learning - ADCET

    • 52 min
    ADCET Talking Tertiary with Professor Sandra Thom-Jones

    ADCET Talking Tertiary with Professor Sandra Thom-Jones

    The Talking Tertiary (TT) podcast series invites leading disability advocates from the community to share their expertise in supporting people with disability in tertiary education. We ask our guests to reflect on the changes they have seen in the sector and what the future of disability inclusion looks like.

    In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Professor Sandra Thom-Jones. 

    Professor Sandra Thom-Jones, who also goes by the moniker 'the Autistic Professor', has worked for many years in the higher education sector providing leadership, advice and support for research engagement and impact across university research. Her most recent role was as Provost for the Australian Catholic University.   
    Sandra is now a Consultant who provides a range of services to support Autistic people and their families and friends, with a particular focus on autistic adults and services for workplaces, educational institutions and other organisations that want to create more inclusive and supportive environments for autistic people. 
    In conversation with Sandra she provides tips on how everyone can provide more inclusive and support study and work environments to Autistic people drawing on not only her research and professional practice but her personal experiences as an Autistic person, and the mother of two Autistic sons. 
    Sandra passionate and personal insights make this an important podcast for everyone to understand some of the little and big changes we can make in the sector to improve the inclusion of Autistic people!

    • 44 min

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