Adapting courseware to accommodate individual differences

Carol A. Carrier, David H. Jonassen

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Although it has been promoted and practiced in various forms, there is little consensus regarding exactly what constitutes individualized instruction. Terms such as individualized, personalized, and adaptive instruction abound in the educational and psychological literature, suggesting that most educators agree with the premise that individuals differ in ways that affect learning. If and how educators should respond to these differences is unclear however. Perhaps as a consequence of this uncertainty, the only principle that consistently has guided attempts to individualize instruction or accommodate individual differences is that learners be allowed to work at their own pace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstruction Design for Microcomputing Courseware
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781136462054
ISBN (Print)0805800867, 9780805800869
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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