Explore the basic tenets of personalized learning as a basis for systems change toward equitable outcomes for learners

The EXPLORE Personalized Learning module series is designed for individual educators and teams who want an introduction to personalized learning.

This module is part one of Ohio's three-part EXPLORE Personalized Learning series. Start here or select the path that best meets your needs

Content included in the What is Personalized Learning module:

  • Elements of personalized learning
  • Educator and learner perspectives
  • Information about Ohio's Personalized Learning Framework (Draft)
  • Helpful resources and tools

At the end of each chapter, you will have an opportunity to reflect and apply your learning based on the learning goals and relevance within your local learning community.

Learning Goals

By the end of this on-demand module, you'll be able to:

  • Distinguish the language and core principles of personalized learning and its relevance for you as part of your learning community

  • Understand that personalized learning operates at both the system and classroom levels

  • Identify the role of agency in a personalized learning system

  • Recognize that agency leads to deeper personalized learning

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module Series Orientation

    • Module Series Introduction

    • About this Module Series

    • Module Contributors

    • How to Navigate this Module

    • Tools and Resources

  • 2


    • Module Overview

    • Personalized Pathways

  • 3

    What is Personalized Learning?

    • Chapter Overview

    • Learner Voices

    • The Importance of Common Language

    • Describing Personalized Learning

    • Seven Key Elements of Personalized Learning

    • The Emerging Ohio Personalized Learning Framework

    • Connecting the National Definition of Personalized Learning to the Ohio Framework for Personalized Learning

    • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    • Classrooms to Systems

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 4

    Learner Perspective

    • Chapter Overview

    • Continuum of Agency: Learner Lens

    • Learner Voices

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 5

    Educator Perspective

    • Chapter Overview

    • Agency Strategies

    • Continuum of Agency: Educator Lens

    • Educator Voices

    • Educator Agency

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 6

    Wrap Up

    • You're Almost Done!

    • Reflection and Feedback Survey