Higher Education Spaces

Building Personalized Learning Environments

"Recently, educational companies have described “Personalized Learning” by framing their products to be all that schools need to personalize learning. When you look closer at their messaging, it is more about the technology personalizing the learning instead of the learner taking responsibility for their learning."

"You will notice that we do not use the word “student” when talking about learners. All of us were born curious and open to learning or we wouldn’t walk or talk. We were not born students — we were born learners. Our first experiences of learning were through play and discovery."

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the foundation of personalized learning. The Center for Applied Special Technology developed UDL which was about reducing or eliminating the barriers in the curriculum that keep learners from learning; it was not about learners overcoming their barriers."

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