2020 & Disruptions to our 2019/2020 UDL Project

[JULY 21, 2020]

It’s taken me a long time to get back to this project. We wrapped our last Sharing Circle discussion with students on March 11; just a few days after that, COVID-19 had disrupted everything for everybody. All of us in the eLearning unit moved into emergency-response mode as we supported the institutional scramble to finish the term online.

For all the students – and college faculty & staff – who participated in our project and the students who generously and bravely shared their stories with the 2019/2020 UDL Project Team, thank you. I speak for myself and on behalf of this year’s project team when I say we were grateful for your contributions and honoured by your trust in us.

When this current period of all-consuming focus on preparing for Fall 2020 eases off enough to allow it, I will pick up the project where our team had to leave it in March. Some of our planned project outcomes may take longer to achieve now and may look a bit different than we’d originally intended, but your stories will be honoured, and the experiences and needs you shared with us will still inform the development of a valuable learning tool for our college community.

Thank you again, and wishing you all the best.

Sue Doner.
Instructional Designer in eLearning, Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning;
Principle Investigator for the UDL Project, Phase 2 at Camosun College.