Personalized Learning, Technology, and Teacher Education
Kathleen Tate, Tammy Woody, American Public University System, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Personalized learning pertains to a vision for educational equity and student success. One-size-fits-all instruction does not meet the needs of today’s learners. The Software & Information Industry Association (2010) points out that true personalized learning goes beyond differentiation and individualization by providing a learning program and approach tailored to students’ needs. This stems from the U.S. Department of Education (2010) National Education Technology Plan Draft. Our college has designed a new graduate K-12 Online Learning concentration to attend to federal and professional organization initiatives to equip teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge to personalize face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments. One course within our new concentration focuses entirely on personalized and individualized learning. We seek to share the constructs of our new personalized learning course and open dialogue about how it relates to national initiatives in this area.
Tate, K. & Woody, T. (2012). Personalized Learning, Technology, and Teacher Education. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2406-2409). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).