Research Brief: Personalized Learning
The Quest Forward Research and Evaluation Team conducts research that informs every aspect of Quest Forward Learning – training, curriculum and quest design, implementation, mentoring, and product design. Going forward, we will share more of our research work, and will do so in the form of Research Briefs.
Each of these Briefs will focus on specific problems we’re trying to solve and experiences we’re trying to support. Often, they will summarize the latest trends and research on topics like assessment or personalized learning. Other times, they will focus on specific learner experiences, like self-reflection, or tools, like learner portfolios or badging systems. We use this research to drive the evolution of the Quest Forward Learning ecosystem, and to improve the quality and impact of Quest Forward Learning for all of our stakeholders.
Our first Research Brief addresses personalized learning, and you can download it here. If you would like a printed copy, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jolene Zywica, PhD
Dr. Zywica is Opportunity Education's Senior Director of Learning Strategy. She ensures that the resources, tools, and experiences designed for teachers and students effectively support teaching and learning. Prior to joining the team in 2014, Jolene dabbled in teaching both high school and college students, was a high school literacy coach for 5 years, and has spent over 18 years designing and studying the impact of learning programs aimed at engaging students through active learning and technology.