The term personalised learning is oftern associated with e-learning - because a criticism of e-learning in the early days was that technology inherently depersonalises the learning experience. In this podcast, prompted by Wendy Garnham, we explore it more broadly as a facet of active and authentic learning.
This article by Mike Keppell is useful. He argues that "personalised learning consists of six broad concepts: digital citizenship, seamless learning, learner engagement, learning-oriented assessment, lifelong and life-wide learning and desire paths."
Catherine McLoughlin and Mark Lee have consistently considered the personalisation of learning, especially in relation to creating opportunities that promote learner agency as producers of media. In this paper, they explore how "Web 2.0 and social software tools are capable of supporting informal conversation, dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide raft of ideas and representations. Used appropriately, they can shift control to the learner by promoting agency, autonomy and engagement in social networks that straddle multiple real and virtual learning spaces independent of physical, geographic, institutional and organisational boundaries." An ethos of learner agency and self-regulation is fundamental to personalising the educational experience.
Keppell, M. (2014), "Personalised Learning Strategies for Higher Education", The Future of Learning and Teaching in Next Generation Learning Spaces (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-362820140000012001
McLoughlin, C. & Lee, M. J.W.. (2009). Personalised Learning Spaces and Self-Regulated Learning :Global examples of Effective Pedagogy. In R Atkinson and C McBeath (Ed.). Same Places, Different Spaces: Proceedings of Ascilite Auckland 2009. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland. pp. 639 - 645