Designing a Campus Workshop on Appropriate Application of Personalized Learning
So called personalized learning products, from adaptive learning digital tutors to competency-based courseware, are becoming increasingly prevalent on campus, from widespread adoption in survey and developmental courses to entire online programs adopting them wholesale. They are driving major changes in pedagogy and in the roles of the professor, teaching assistant, and student in significant portions of the college curriculum. And yet, there are few opportunities for faculty and other campus stakeholders to have level-headed conversations about what these products are actually good for (and what they are not good for) in the context of hype-free, hysteria-free information about how they are being used and what faculty and students think about them in places where they are seriously trying them out.
This course will enable you to create such an opportunity for your campus community. Drawing on a range of video case studies and supplemental materials, you will identify the issues and opportunities around personalized learning that are relevant to an institution like yours. Then, you will design a workshop using these materials that is designed to provoke productive conversation within your particular campus community.