Putting the "Person" Back into Personalized Learning

Wednesday, February 03 | 11:45AM–12:30PM | Sequin, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Ironically, many of today's so-called personalized learning solutions seek to bypass student-instructor interaction in favor of algorithm-driven machine learning. Research studies suggest this misses something essential in the education experience. Join Maricopa County Community College District leaders for a show-and-tell about four strategies they are piloting to reassert the person in personalized learning: (1) creating efficiencies around personalized instruction; (2) using assessments as learning tools; (3) mapping enriched open educational content to personalized learning recommendations; and (4) enhancing student agency and metacognition. Then participate in a collaborative discussion about measuring efficacy of "personalized learning" in your courses and programs.

OUTCOMES: Articulate the benefits and challenges of providing a human-centered educational experience * Identify alternative strategies for approaching "personalized learning" * Explain a framework for evaluating the efficacy of personalized learning initiatives


  • John Gibson

    Faculty, Business & IT, Glendale Community College
  • David Wiley

    Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning

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