In 2003 I got roped in to do a workshop at the South West e-learning Conference. The topic was "Embedding the skills to teach on-line - is it technical or personality skills that are needed?"
I based my handout for the session on a straw poll I did with a range of people with know-how. The handout [90 kB PDF] was well received.
On 17 January I will be giving a presentation at a Learning Lab seminar, for which the overall title is: "Personalised learning through ICT", with the overview: "Personalised learning is a much over-used term. This seminar will explore what this term means from the viewpoint of public and private sector organisations."
The straw poll approach worked well 3 years ago and I have rather rashly told Learning Lab that I'm going to use the same approach on 17 January.
If you would like to help, please comment in response to this post, concentrating, if you would, on the following 4 questions. If you would prefer not to respond in the public domain, you could send me an email using the the questions below as headings. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. What does the term "personalised learning" conjure up for you:
1.1. As a learner?
1.2. As a practitioner?
1.3. In any other role you happen to have?
2. Is personalised learning a fruit-fly or a tortoise? (Fruit-flies are ideas that disappear as quickly as the arrive. Tortoises, in contrast, stick. ) Please give reasons for your choice, and thanks to Donald Clark for this dichotomy.
3. If you were observing learners learning, how could you tell if their learning was personalised?
4. How you want to be designated in the handout.