Guide to Personalized Learning Experiences

How Teachers and Students Can Leverage Technology to Enable Personalized Learning

University of Oklahoma – Thread Case Study

Students

Technology can facilitate personalized learning experiences by helping offload some of the routine tasks that teachers do and expand the possibilities for students.

Feedback
Student data allows for quantitative feedback and richer conversation and feedback from teachers.

Expanding Audiences
Use technology to share student work and interact with community members or social media networks.

Resource Variety
Technology offers access to a nearly infinite number of resources for students — such as research documents, videos and visual artifacts — without requiring them to leave the classroom.

Communication and Collaboration
Students use technology to communicate with their peers, from taking group notes to working on projects.

Developing Information Literacy
Accessing a variety of research sources allows students to practice information literacy skills, like knowing when there is a need for information, and how to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively use that information.

Unlocking New Concepts
New visualization tools can help students learn about concepts in new ways, such as using virtual reality glasses to explore the interconnections between systems of the human body.

Goal Setting + Growth Tracking
Students can use technology to track and manage to-do lists and progress against goals.

Optimizing Pace
Kids can accelerate their learning by moving quickly through content they easily understand and spending more time on topics that are personally challenging.


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