Universal Design for Learning e didattica universitaria: oltre l’emergenza, verso la progettazione universale
For many educational institutions, the COVID-related pandemic has been a lens that has exposed shortcomings and inequalities, but also a stimulus for new developments and the activation of hitherto underused or unnoticed potentials. An overview of some national research results on teaching and learning during the first lockdown phase introduces the considerations of this article. This is followed by a second section in which the principles of UDL are presented as keys to accessibility in university teaching. These same principles then guide the analysis of data from an online questionnaire administered to lecturers at the Faculty of Education of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. In this questionnaire, lecturers were asked, through multiple-choice and open-ended questions, to compare their usual teaching methods and techniques with the digital setting of distance teaching with a focus on adaptations, challenges and opportunities and expressed opinions on the future of teaching in the post-Covid 19 era. The concluding discussion proposes perspectives on the future management of teaching and learning in the digital environment at the Faculty.