Open Educational Resources (OER) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Winning Combination To Enhance Human Diversity And Uniqueness

Open Educational Resources (OER) for studying Latin language, literature and culture are rare. Even rarer are those created respecting the principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an educational framework attentive to the employment of methods, tools and strategies that offer everyone equal opportunities to learn. The UDL has inspired the ideation and creation of Latin Fables, an OER for Latin didactics that makes it possible to discover Phaedrus’s most notable fables. Latin Fables is a responsive web-app designed to set up a digital learning experience that is intrinsically inclusive, integrating and enhancing several strategies that are usually employed in a specific manner for people affected by learning disorders and disabilities. This paper presents Latin Fables as a didactic tool as well as a reference model for current and future teachers as they develop instructional design abilities and acquire digital skills in producing digital resources. This concept was tested during the Lab of Instructional and Learning Technologies for the degree course in Primary Teacher Education of the University of Turin, and was well-received by the students who engaged in active participation.

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Iannella, A. & Marani, S. (2021) Open Educational Resources (OER) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Winning Combination to Enhance Human Diversity and Uniqueness. MOOCs, Language learning and mobility, design, integration, reuse (hal id: hal-03217411)