This MOOC-Ed will initiate a mindset shift wherein professors and other staff more effectively and efficiently gain personal agency to identify, address, and implement best practice when supporting the learning of all students in post-secondary environments.
The primary audience for the Supporting Learning Differences in Post Secondary Environments MOOC-Ed is college and university professors, staff, and other faculty who regularly support and interact with students with learning differences. The approach will be applicable within and beyond the U.S. to educators and administrators working in postsecondary contexts.
As participants engage in the Mini MOOC-Ed, professors and other support staff will:
UNDERSTAND how all people (other educators and students) learn differently, what learning differences look like at the postsecondary level, specific strategies and resources for addressing these learning differences, and how understanding these diversities lead to creating positively enabling postsecondary learning environments that meet all students’ needs;
APPLY strategies appropriate to their role as university faculty/ staff to better support postsecondary students with learning differences;
UTILIZE key framework and constructs through which they can consider and address their postsecondary students’ learning differences; and
CREATE courses and curriculum that better meet the needs of all students’ learning needs.