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Wednesday, March 29 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Personalized Learning: Does it Align with UDL?

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Personalized learning is instruction tailored to meet the varying learning needs of the increasingly diverse learner population. This study explored current personalized learning research efforts in education and learning sciences as well as computer science through a systemic review of the literature. It also analyzed how these studies aligned with the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), aiming to provide researchers from different fields of study with a clear picture of personalized learning research through a lens of the UDL framework. The results indicated that most current research applied advanced technologies to personalize learning, but failed to explore how to operationalize personalized learning as a whole school approach with regard to the design and implementation of these environments. Moreover, few studies had involved learners with disabilities, who have demonstrated the greatest need for personalized support, leaving the impact of personalized learning on this population still unknown.

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James Basham

Associate Professor, University of Kansas
James D. (Jamie) Basham, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. His research is focused on the implementation of UDL, learner-centered design, innovation, and technology as it relates to cognition, learning, and behavior. Dr. Basham serves on various advisory boards for projects, companies, and organizations. Finally, he is the cofounder of the UDL Implementation Research Network... Read More →

Ling Zhang

Doctoral student, University of Kansas
Ling Zhang is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Her specialization is instructional design, technology and inovation. Her research interests include the integration of instructional technologies in modern classroom for students with diverse learning needs, the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and the design and implementation of personalized learning strategies. She... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cypress 2, 3, 4