• Welcome to Supporting Diverse Learning in Higher Education 2!

    Timeline and course assigments. See detailed description under the picture.

    Course Schedule & Topics of Sessions:

    • Session 1: Tue 23 April from 12.15 - 15.30 in Otakaari 1, room Y307, Topics: Digital Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    • Session 2: Tue 30 April from 12.15 - 15.30 in Otakaari 1, room Y307, Topics: UDL cont., Self-Determination Theory (SDT)
    • Session 3: Tue 14 May from 12.15 - 15.30 in Otakaari 1, room Y307/(or in Zoom), Topic: Workshop on the Course Assignments

    Development assignment deadlines 

    • Assignments 1 & 2: DL 29.4.2024 at 23:59
    • Assignment 3: DL 13.5.2024 at 23:59
    • Assignments 4 a + b: DL 24.5.2024 at 23:59

    Assessment criteria

    • Assessment scale: Pass/Fail. To pass the course, all assignments have to be accepted.
    • See the Assessment Rubric for more details.

    Intended Learning Outcomes: 

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • understand your role as a teacher in the diverse learners' learning process in different situations
    • identify the opportunities provided by the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Self-Determination Theory (SDT) as pedagogical approaches and apply these principles to your teaching
    • design accessible teaching materials


    • equity, diversity, and inclusion principles and practices in higher education and at Aalto University 
    • evidence-based teaching approaches to support the learning of a wide range of learners: Universal Design for Learning & Self-Determination Theory
    • digital accessibility of teaching and learning materials 

    Course Teachers:

    • Hanna Liisa Hakala, Lecturer of English, IDEM Project Manager at Aalto University / Doctoral Researcher in Educational Psychology at Helsinki University. Email: hannaliisa.hakala@aalto.fi
    • Suvi Toivonen, Digital Learning Specialist at Teacher Services. Email: suvi.toivonen@aalto.fi