Design for multiple means of delivery

In line with the principles of universal design for learning we recommend that teaching, learning and assessment is designed so that multiple means of delivery are explored. Delivery through multiple means allows for engagement by a range of student groups.

For example, it is generally accepted that powerful and engaging presentations utilise principles of multi-sensory delivery incorporating graphics, charts, images, videos and text. Rather than an endless list of bulleted points on dozens of PowerPoint slides. A good discussion of this is available at this website: the author compares Bill Gates’ presentation style with Steve Jobs.

Examples of powerful presenting:

  • Hans Rosling
  • Walter Lewin (although he breaks one of the principles of deaf awareness – not facing the audience when he speaks!)

ILTAF statement: Teaching, learning and assessment is designed in such a way as to allow for multiple means of delivery and engagement.

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