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Managing Personalized Learning at Scale


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Personalizing curriculum, pace, and support for learners can improve retention, satisfaction, and learning success while reducing time to completion and tuition costs. The successful implementation of personalized learning programs, however, requires careful coordination of data and communications and ongoing collaboration among faculty, enrollment managers, success coaches, and students.

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Managing Personalized Learning at Scale

  1. 1. Header Here Subtitle Goes Here Managing Personalized Learning at Scale Eduventures Summit 2017 Gerald M. DiGiusto, Ph.D. VP, Strategy @gerry_digiusto @motivislearning | #EVSummit17
  2. 2. 1. Motivis Learning & Learning Relationship Management 2. What is personalized learning? 3. Why personalize learning? 4. How to adopt a personalized approach Agenda TODAY’S
  3. 3. Learning Relationship Management A simplified and unified enterprise system for teaching and learning to increase student engagement and meet the academic, social and administrative challenges of personalized learning. OUR SOLUTION THE PLATFORM FOR PERSONALIZED LEARNING
  4. 4. Provides the essential functionality of: • Learning Management System (LMS) • Student Information System (SIS) • Social learning & engagement community Learning Relationship Management (LRM) Makes comprehensive data from full student experience accessible & usable to: • drive pedagogical innovation & personalization • enable student success coaching & interventions • make lifelong learning possible Built around student needs, to facilitate crucial relationships for success
  5. 5. Student Information System (SIS) Learning Management System (LMS) Coaching Community & Alumni Career As educators seeking to innovate for our students, we became frustrated by complex legacy enterprise systems that created silos and prevented us from successfully implementing personalized learning programs that improve student outcomes, affordability, and job readiness.
  6. 6. One-size-fits-all A process, not a destination One-size-fits-one Personalizing
  7. 7. Pedagogical practices & models One-size-
 fits-all One-size-
 fits-one Fully personalized academic model Integration of personalization practices
  8. 8. What makes personalized learning so effective? Relevant Right for the learner, at the right time. Builds on prior knowledge. Engaging Inspires & motivates. Gets learner’s attention. Contextual Provides big picture, connects to existing knowledge and metal modes. Effortful Hard is good. Demands emotional investment. Failure with feedback is the norm. Generative Learner reflects, learner elaborates in their own words and approaches. Social Engages groups of people. Allows for co- discovery and co- creation of content. Practice It’s spaced, not crammed. Interwoven with other practice of varied kinds. Spaced Distributed over time. Requires retrieval and re-engagement.
  9. 9. Spaced Ongoing practice Relevant Engaging & Social Effortful
  10. 10. Why are personalization efforts so important? Investment in and deployment of suitable technology Lack of clear ownership and accountability Failure to prioritize student relationships Lack of clarity around student outcomes, their metrics, and interrelationships Organizational barriers Lack of focus on teaching quality
  11. 11. Higher ed is already responding GOALS FOR DIGITAL STRATEGY • 67% teaching and learning • 63% student success PROGRESS TO-DATE • 40% already increased staff • 67% plan to increase staff • 75% plan to increase spending TECHNOLOGY • 60% have no effective student success technology • 50% not satisfied with LMS
  12. 12. The new higher ed norms 51% Millennials underemployed 50% under-represented minority students won’t graduate from college 94% low income Americans won’t earn a bachelor’s 6.2% v. 2.9% unemployment rate for HS grads v. college grads 89% low income, first-generation college students will drop out without a degree 10.3% unemployment rate for non-HS grads 50% college population is first in family to go to college 65% US jobs requiring postsecondary degree by 2020 85% US college students are “non- traditional”
  13. 13. Differentiating through teaching and learning Failure to meet student and employer needs is putting institutions at risk. = • Employers NOT satisfied with higher education: 89% • Public NOT satisfied with higher education: 86% • Students who say colleges NOT focused on their needs: 80% • Recent graduates needing to learn new skills: 86% • Recent graduates using skills learned in college: 50% More than 40% of higher ed institutions in financial distress Alternative Credentials Lifelong Learning Personalized Learning
  14. 14. Time for Transformation 87% US workers believe they will need new skills throughout their lifetime to remain competitive 72% US workers believe it is their own responsibility to acquire the “right” skills
  15. 15. The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it. SIR KEN ROBINSON
  16. 16. • formative & summative assessment • adaptive • accessible, diverse resources • purposeful • individualized pacing • collaborative, embedded in a team • emphasis on coaching • accessible continuously • just-in-time • technology support • foster relationships • customized • proactive • easy to find and access • integrated • student as unit of analysis • accessible to all stakeholders (including students) • aligned with the student experience • encompass student journey, not individual courses CURRICULUM SUPPORT FACULTY DATA
  17. 17. & • Recruit students by helping them 
 align to learning paths. • Help increase enrollment rates. • Centralized data provides a holistic 
 student view throughout the entire 
 student lifecycle. Embedded admissions & student data
  18. 18. For students • Dashboard of assignments, learning objectives, and performance across courses. • Formal & informal learning experiences on 
 one platform. • Embedded discussion feeds for assignments 
 & projects. • Collaboration & group tools. • Integrated social community for academics, clubs, and events. • Portable, detailed academic record for lifelong learning. • Available across devices, including mobile.
  19. 19. & • Secure environment for engagement, interaction, and communication. • Event notification, student groups, employer communications. • Extends learning and student engagement beyond the classroom. • Tracks interaction, student interests, and activity within student data record. Community
  20. 20. • Curriculum library organized by learning objectives. • Tracks student progress by competencies and learning objectives. • Visibility of entire student academic & social experience promotes engagement, facilitates coaching and timely intervention. • Flexible platform enables personalization and other teaching innovation. • Supports authentic assessment, project-based and experiential learning.
 Makes comprehensive data from full student experience accessible & usable to: • Drive pedagogical innovation & personalization. • Enable student success coaching & interventions. • Make lifelong learning possible. For educators
  21. 21. The platform for personalizing learning Gerald M. DiGiusto, Ph.D., VP Strategy | @gerry_digiusto Congrats! You earned your first competency, Building a pitch deck. 6/5/17 @ 1:31 PM | My Progress @motivislearning | #EVSummit17 Understanding personalized learning
  22. 22. Thank You!