Universal Design for Learning in Teaching Large Lecture Classes

Tereza Dean, Anita Lee-Post, Holly Hapke

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To augment traditional lecture with instructional tools that provide options for content representation, learner engagement, and learning expression, we followed the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to design and implement a learning environment for teaching and learning in large lecture classes. To this end, we incorporated four carefully selected instructional tools (PowerPoint, lecture notes, clickers, and MindTap) in the proposed UDL environment for an introductory marketing class of over 600 students. Self-reported and objective measures were collected to assess the effectiveness of the UDL environment by evaluating its impact on perceived learning, satisfaction with the instructional tools, and actual learning. Our study aims to provide educators with suggestions on how to meet the needs of a diverse group of students in large lecture classes without compromising the quality of teaching and learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Marketing Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

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  • inclusive learning environment
  • instructional tools
  • large lecture classes
  • learning outcome assessments
  • teaching and learning improvements
  • universal design for learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Marketing


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