Defining Personalized Learning


Personalized learning refers to instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner.

Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) all may vary based on learner needs.

In addition, learning activities are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated.


Partner Discussion


  • What from this definition “clicks” with you (or doesn’t) and why?


  • What are some possible implications for shifts in learning and teaching practice?

  • Share any other definitions/descriptions of personalized learning have you encountered.



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