Date of this Version

1-1-2014

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KIng, C., Kinash, S., Kordyban, R., & Pamenter, J. (2014). Personalising learning through Education Technology. Education Technology Solutions, 51-53.

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Abstract

There is a growing push within schools and universities to meet changing student and workforce needs by reorganising degree programs into more flexible and personalised courses. Currently, students
choose from a pre-established menu. In both high school and university, there
is some choice and tailoring through electives, but this is not enough. In
university, students choose a degree (course) and complete the required
subjects with some electives. Some universities offer double degrees that
allow limited elements of flexible career planning. For example, a university
student preparing for a career as a Digital Designer in a multi-national
corporation will need to take subjects in computer science, desktop publishing,
project management, communications, international relations, and marketing. In
the current state-of-affairs, the university student will need to choose a degree in
one or possibly two of these areas, with a few single-subject electives. The graduate will have learning/training gaps and will have enrolled in a number of subjects that may not match his/her career plan.

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