Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age

David H. Rose and Jenna W. Gravel

Neuroscience research has established the human brain as highly individualized. To achieve student-centered learning, classroom design and instruction should reflect students’ need for individualization.

This 2012 report proposes universal design for learning (UDL) and digital media for creating student-centered classrooms that addresses a variety of students’ abilities and interests.


While providing access to information is often essential to learning, it is not sufficient. Success also requires that the means for learning—the pedagogical goals, methods, materials, and assessments of instruction—are also accessible.