New LINCS UDL Online Course!

OCTAE Launches New Self-Paced Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Learning Modules for Adult Education Instructors and Administrators


The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) is proud to announce the launch of seven free self-paced professional learning modules for adult education instructors and administrators on OCTAE's Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS).  In a recent release OCTAE noted: "

The modules are designed "to address barriers in adult education professional development, providing a more accessible resource that models Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and helps adult educators better meet the needs of diverse learners. Several research-based educational frameworks were applied to redesign the former Learning to Achieve professional development materials in a way that optimizes accessibility and utility. The learning modules use the research-based framework of UDL to improve instructors’ and administrators’ own learning experiences – while also modeling how to design and deliver more inclusive, effective experiences for adult learners. 

Instructors who complete all 7 modules will receive a certificate.  For today, take a glance at the modules and please share which one sounds most intriguing to you, and why.  

Here are the topics covered in the modules and the estimated time for completion:

Here's a link to the homepage for the  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) modules and other free resources, visit

For questions regarding the Universal Design for Learning framework, please contact Amanda Bastoni at