Online Personalised Learning

Author: gmb585

Created: 2018-08-26 08:17am

Edited: 2018-08-26 02:24pm

Keywords: personalised learning, education, university, tertiary


A very short (1-week) course on online personalised learning aimed at tertiary-level students of education. The design of the course models the principles being taught.
In the second half of the course students choose from a variety of tasks and the means of completing the task (e.g. by means of collaboration with other students or individual work). Total 3 hours of student work required for completion.
The course is delivered through a course page on the institution's content management system (Moodle was used by the author).

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Define online personalised learning
  • Understand the key principles of online personalised learning
  • Apply one or more of the principles of online personalised learning to a topic of professional or analytical relevance
Resources Tasks Supports

Module 1: Introductory

Readings (in PDF format)

Online quiz

Course discussion forum
(for student questions)

Instructor responses
(to student questions)

Module 2: Application

Readings (in PDF format)
divided by topic

Task choice guidance
(student self-administered

Suggestions and guides as to tools (tools not provided)

Suggestions and links (for
analytical / research tasks)

Various tasks organised by
topic - students choose
ONE task

Feedback from Module 1 quiz

Course discussion forum
(for student questions,
collaboration and task

Instructor responses
(to student questions)

Additional information

The tasks for Module 2: Application are organised by topic. Topics all relate to online personalised learning (OPL) and include:
- application of OPL principles to student's professional practice
- application of OPL principles to hypothetical teaching and learning scenarios (school, university / college, workplace)
- theoretical issues (e.g. the 'learning styles' debate)
- reflection on student's own learning process in this subject
- other topics of interest (e.g. implementation of OPL; use of OPL to address needs of learners with disabilities; the capacity of OPL to address gender and student socio-economic circumstances, etc.)