2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM: Breakout Sessions
Be a Universal Design Hero!
Students of all abilities benefit from a well-designed course that considers special needs, giftedness, and learning preferences. In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate ways to incorporate universal design into your course and include activities which benefit learners of all abilities.
Track: Accessibility
Room: Bowie B (Floor 2)
Ms. Linda Scott, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Learning Technologist
Linda Kite-Scott is a Learning Technologist at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. In that capacity, she provides professional development and training, both online and face-to-face; and faculty, student, and staff training and instruction for all educational and instructional technologies utilized by the university. Linda received her B.A.A.S. and her MSIT from A&M Texarkana. Prior to joining the Department of Information Technology in February 2016, Linda was a Fund Development Officer with Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. For the University, Linda is a Quality Matters Coordinator, and co-authors the Department of Learning Technologies Newsletter.
Ms. Julia Allen, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Learning Technologist
Julia Allen has a professional background in instructional design and curriculum development dating back to 1998. She holds a Bachelors degree in Communication with minors in English and Computer Science and a Masters of Science in Instructional Technology. She has recently begun working on obtaining her doctorate degree in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Julia currently works as the Learning Technologist at Texas A&M University in Texarkana, where she provides professional development and support to faculty and students related to online learning and technology integration. She serves on the Education Technology Committee and the Texas A&M System Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education. In the past, Julia worked as a technical writer to several Fortune 500 firms such as Manville-Schuller, Qwest Communications, and Lockheed Martin.