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EDUC629 - Personalized and Individualized Online Learning

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC629 Course ID: 4361 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This advanced graduate course will examine the current best practices for personalization for each individual student in our K-16 classrooms. Personalization is closely related to two additionally important terms: individualization and differentiation. All three terms require a shift from a teacher-centered approach to an authentic student-centered approach. A true student-centered focus requires tailoring of lessons to the abilities, interests, preferences, future life dreams, socio-emotional attributes, and other needs of individual students. The course examines motivation, assessment, and technological tools and how they pertain to personalization in online, face-to-face and hybrid contexts. (Candidates in the M. Ed. Teaching-Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program must take the 16-week course version per the West Virginia Board of Education-no exceptions.)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Apply K-12 personalization best practices
  2. Analyze ways to motivate students.
  3. Apply The Self Theory in Schooling as a framework for personalizing the teaching and learning processes.
  4. Examine implications of a paradigm shift to a student-centered focus in teaching and learning.

Required articles, documents, etc. are listed in the course

Book Title:How to Teach Now - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Author:Powell, William / Kusuma-Powell, Ochan
Unit Cost:$25.39

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.