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Information Design and Universal Design for Learning Bibliography

These materials are available for loan to Massachusetts ABE teachers.
Request them by emailing Sandra Darling:
Materials will be mailed and may be returned to your local Massachusetts library.

Edward Tufte

Tufte, Edward. Beautiful Evidence. Graphics Press. 2006. This book identifies excellent and effective methods for showing evidence, suggests new designs and provides analytical tools for accessing the credibility of evidence presentations.

Tufte, Edward. Envisioning Information. Graphics Press. 1990. This book reveals design strategies for enhancing the portrayals of information. Envisioning also deals with visual strategies for design: color, layering, and interaction effects.

Tufte, Edward. The Visual Display of Quantitative Evidence. 2nd ed. Graphics Press. 2001. A classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. How to depict data and enforce statistical honesty.

Tufte, Edward. Visual Explanations. Graphics Press. 1997. This book is about the representations of mechanism and motion, of process and dynamics, of causes and effects, of explanation and narrative. Since such displays are often used to reach conclusions and make decisions, there is a special concern with the integrity of the content and design.

Articles About Edward Tufte

Advocate article

Edward Tufte New York Magazine article

Stanford magazine

Universal Design for Learning

Video introduction to UDL
David Rose

Rose, David H. and Anne Meyer editors. A Practical Reader in Universal Design for Education. Harvard Education Press. The contributors to this book offer insights on learner differences, the capacities of new media in the classroom and effective teaching and assessment practices.

Rose, David H, Anne Meyer and Chuck Hitchcock. Eds. The Universally Designed Classroom: Accessible Curriculum and Digital Technologies. Harvard Education Press. 2005. An overview of digital solutions that are the forefront of efforts to create universal access. Special attention to the policy and practice issues connected to these innovations.

Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Universal Design for Learning is a framework for designing curricula that enables all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning. Co founded by David Rose and Anne Meyer.

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning
David H. Rose & Anne Meyer
Entire text available online!

Learning Brain Research

A Fresh Look at Brain-Based Education
Article by Eric P. Jensen

Multiple Intelligences - Howard Gardner