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Universal Design for Learning (UDL): UX: User Experience

Many students do not want to self-identify as disabled. If you design your course from the start with learning differentiation in mind, everyone does better, and special accommodation needs can disappear

Csikszentmihalyi: “Flow activities lead to growth and discovery. One cannot enjoy doing the same thing at the same level for long. We grow either bored or frustrated; and then the desire to enjoy ourselves again pushes us to stretch our skills, or to discover new opportunities for using them.”

UX Best practices include:

Easy-to-read text

Consistent and predictable elements

Descriptive titles, headings, and labels
(html added description for screen readers that is invisible to public view)

Multiple navigation mechanisms
(tabs, arrows, mouse)

Skip links
(for screen readers)

Visual orientation clues
(links change color, have emphasized underline, not just color)


Two kinds of motivation in scholastic achievement:


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