Part 1: Persona
We have created a persona chart for a student named Rory. The chart explains some of the barriers and needs of the student while also addressing the UDL guidelines in relation to online and open learning. https://docs.google.com/document/d/15LzVUq1JKVap3cn2LX-BYxSD_Z0I0Vzv-ORU8DrFeLQ/edit?ts=5f13487d
Part 2: Pitch
We have created a Youtube video pitch that highlights how Rory’s teachers would create a safe learning environment where Rory can be successful.
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