A special issue: Call for research in personalized learning
by Anissa Lokey-Vega & Stephanee Stephens
More research in personalized learning is needed before specific models are widely adopted. In efforts to stir and disseminate research in this area, we are inviting you to submit theoretical and/or empirical manuscripts about personalized learning in K-12 environments and teacher education to a special issue of the Journal of Online Learning Research. Initial submissions are due in October, so start writing! For more details and topic suggestions, see the call at https://aace-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/2015/07/JOLR-Special-Issue-Call-2019.pdf.
The purpose of this special issue of JOLR is to generate empirical and theoretical literature that informs how blended and online instruction support personalized learning in K-12 environments and teacher education.
Possible manuscript Personalized Learning (PL) topics may include*:
Assessment in PL Environments
Assessment of PL Implementation
Best Practices for PL
Case Studies of PL
Theoretical Conceptualizations of PL
Education Skills & Dispositions for PL
Educator Preparation for PL
Implementation Barriers in PL
Models of Teacher Preparation for PL
PL featuring Blended Strategies
PL in Hybrid Environments
PL in Online Schools
Quasi-Experimental Studies of PL
Readiness Factors for PL
Stakeholder Perceptions of PL
Teacher Practices in PL Environments
Validation Instruments/ Studies
*All submissions must align with the purpose stated above
Please submit manuscripts directly through the AACE submission link below.
Do not send manuscripts to the Guest Editors. The manuscripts must go through a double blind review process.
Note: Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors to propose an idea for submission to ensure the appropriateness of the proposed manuscript for this special issue.
Anissa Lokey-Vega: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanee Stephens: email@example.com
Deadline for Submissions: October 1, 2019
Targeted Publication Date: Spring 2020
Also, please consider helping shape the research in the field by serving as a reviewer. If interested in reviewing, please reach out to the guest editors.
Boninger, F., Molnar, A., & Saldaña, C.M. (2019). Personalized Learning and the Digital Privatization of Curriculum and Teaching. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/personalized-learning.
Jobs for the Future & the Council of Chief State School Officers. 2015. Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching. Boston, MA: Jobs for the Future. Accessed on June 17, 2019 at https://ccsso.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/EducatorCompetencies_081015.pdf
About the Authors
Anissa is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University and coordinates the Online Teaching and Personalized Learning teacher certificate programs in the Bagwell College of Education.
Stephanee is a former middle school Spanish Teacher, Coach, and District Administrator who now serves as Director of iTeach, a team focused on personalized K-12 educator coaching.