Share how you individualize/personalize your curriculum for your adult learners
Submitted by David J. Rosen on April 12, 2019 - 11:32am
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Hello Integrating Technology Colleagues,
Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a free, web-based video lesson site that some teachers use to assign personalized and individually-paced lessons for their adult learners, wrote in a recent USA Today blog article, "Teachers have always known that meeting the individual needs of each student accelerates learning, but this was very hard to do in practice — until now. It’s time to empower our educators and learners with the same advances that are changing the rest of the society to develop generations of creative, entrepreneurial, adaptable citizens and leaders armed with the mastery of writing, math, science and computing."
Is this now true for you? Is your adult basic skills program, and are you, individualizing/personalizing your curriculum so that you can customize lessons for each learner? If so, please share with us what technology you use to do that, and how you use it: course management systems; content management systems; learning management systems such as Edmodo, or Schoology that allow you to upload your own content or OER content; online tools such as HyperDocs; free OER collections, such as OERCommons; free online databases that allow searches for proprietary and OER learning resources such as CrowdEd Learning's Skillblox; or proprietary online curricula and courses, of which there are many.
Describe your students -- subject or topics you are teaching them, levels, and their learning goal(s). What technology are you using, and how are you using it? How does it help you to personalize/individualize the learning?
David J. Rosen, Moderator
LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group