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Blended and Online Practices for Personalized Learning

, , Kennesaw State University, United States

Journal of Online Learning Research Volume 5, Number 3, ISSN 2374-1473 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


The 2017 National Educational Technology Plan asserted that personalized learning and blended learning are key strategies to technology’s transformation of all schools across the country (US Dept. of Education, 2017). While blended learning has been well conceptualized and communicated, personalized learning has been leaving educators feeling confused in concept and action. To help facilitate a common language and understanding for K-12 practitioners and researchers, this special issue dives into the connections between personalized learning and K-12 blended and online learning from conceptualization, to teacher preparation, and into teacher actions.  A theme that pops up through the issue is the value of planning time and confidence as influences on teacher reception of the personalized learning movement (Tan & Chong, 2018). Additionally, the authors in this special issue share practices that represent the many roles and environments being impacted by the personalized learning movement, and they call us all to engage in future study of this emergent field.  


Lokey-Vega, A. & Stephens, S. (2019). Blended and Online Practices for Personalized Learning. Journal of Online Learning Research, 5(3), 227-228. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 21, 2020 from .