Higher education institutions are embracing personalized learning models as a way to meet learning and teaching goals. Some institutions have already begun to transform student learning experience – and outcomes – using personalized learning, but there are many more who are interested in the concept without the resources or capacity to implement such change.
As higher education continues to adopt new pedagogical resources to focus on student success and retention, institutions and faculty look to proven personalized learning approaches as a means to enhance student and teacher experience. This article covers several strategies to engage different stakeholders to drive the implementation of personalized learning in your institution.
Higher education is currently undergoing a major transformation with new pedagogical paradigms focused around student success and economies of scale. Personalized learning is one of the models that is heavily discussed and implemented more and more frequently. While this is promising progress, there is a need to facilitate interaction and collaboration across institutions and their stakeholders to develop proven personalized learning approaches.
Education experts have had to tackle many trends over the decades. With time constraints and budget controls regularly cited as areas for concern by teaching staff, administrators and institution heads, it can be difficult to embrace developments if they may become obsolete in years to come. Personalized learning and adaptive learning tools, which facilitate personalized learning, feature regularly on lists of educational fads. Educators are right to ask “will personalized and adaptive learning be around long enough to make it worth my while?”.