I'm finally starting to gain understanding of what I want to learn during this process. For me, my idea around personalized learning using technology seems so big and often difficult to "confine" in a quantitative question. However, I've already found some inspiration among the research provided to us on the Scaling the Action Research Peak website. Seeing other ARPs in action is very helpful to begin to frame my own research.
In our most recent meeting with our climbing guide, I embarked on gathering some research of my own. This article on Edutopia offers 10 suggestions for students' personalized learning by way of technology. I was particularly struck by a few ideas:
2. Gather and use immediate feedback of students' understanding
3. Give students options
6. Create weekly "Must do" and "May do" lists
I would really like to sample all students, focusing in on a few in particular who demonstrate a wide range of learners in my classroom. I'm currently considering ideas around giving students options. I would like to create a series of small projects that are based on what students already know from their time in my classroom. These small projects or questions will be answered using an app of the student's choice. After each project or question, I will survey students about their individualization of products. I will gather more in depth interviews from students who I select to offer a range of learners.
I've just started to dig into this report by Babette Moeller and Tim Reitzes on Integrating Technology with Student Centered Learning.