Monday, March 5
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
George Bonnell

Choose Your Own Adventure: True Personalized Learning

Roundtable ID: 35087
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    Jeff Borden
    Chaminade University

Abstract: This session will give participants a template, based on an old child’s book strategy, to create individualized learning paths for students, based on outcomes, presentation, and assessment, through conditional release. Participants will see illustrations of personalization at the content level, unit level, and course level, with allusions to program level personalization discussed as well. Session attendees will see technologies and tools (both proprietary and open source) that can be leveraged to both create and map individualized learning paths in online courses.


As a result of participating in this workshop, attendees will be able to: o Identify necessary “best practice” elements for personalized learning o Create personalized solutions for their curriculum and content needs using a Course Management System, Third-party content, as well as individual creative ideas based on sound educational theoretical models o Facilitate and moderate curriculum that translates effective instruction strategies to the classroom environment with the use of technology o Filter these solutions and curriculum ideas through current “best practices” in design and delivery for adult learners

Topical Outline

I Introductions A. Personal Introductions B. What is Choice? I Foundations of personalized learning A. Choice B. Motivation C. Gamification D. Perception E. PBL / Challenge Based Learning F. Neural Networks II Technological Applications A. LMS 1. Open Class B. PowerPoint / Prezi C. SCVNGR D. PollEverywhere E. BusyLissy III Finding Applications A. Aggregators B. Repositories C. Social Bookmarking D. Effective Searching IV Conclusion


Participants should have a basic understanding of technology, curriculum creation, authentic assessment, and serious games. As well, instructors are welcomed to come with a pre-determined outcome, learning object, or subject matter challenge they wish to turn into a Choose Your Own Adventure exercise for students.

Experience Level



In addition to teaching for Chaminade University, Senior Director of Teaching & Learning at Pearson eCollege, Dr. Jeff Borden has a Master's in Rhetoric/Human Communication and a doctorate in Education Leadership. Jeff has created, taught, and administered several upper and lower division Communication and Computer courses for several Universities and Community Colleges around the country since 1998. Additionally, he has assisted faculty, administrators, and trainers from diverse fields in conceptualizing and designing both on-ground and online courses as well as given direction to schools for total program success. Finally, Jeff speaks around the world giving keynote addresses, presenting his “Master Teacher” workshops, performing stand-up comedy, giving creativity seminars, and continues to publish within his field of study. Recently, Jeff has spoken to the U.S. Congress’ Education Committee, keynoted at a 5,000 audience member conference in Singapore, spoke in the 2nd Life NMC Symposium for the Future, and been asked to determine the “Academic Vision” for eCollege where he reports directly to the President. To read Jeff’s blog or get more information, check out:
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