Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. The best approach to engage students in a learning process is about helping students bring out what they have inside of them and help them achieve their educational potentials along the way, if students are able to build themselves, the higher their level of motivation and necessary skills to complete the assigned task successfully.
Students feel that they have more power to proactively determine their life paths but this sense of agency, in turn, increases the likelihood that they will be able to transfer what they learn to other contexts—and will feel that at least some of the work they do in school matters outside the school walls.
There are many ways in which students can capitalize on technology, they research their topics using the wide variety of resources posted online, the free access to explore the Internet and choose what, this wide range of activities gives students a wide latitude in determining both what they learn and how they’re assessed and can promote the highest levels of self-motivation. There are plenty of free online tools that we can draw on to create a “choice menu” for students, giving them personal learning options for just about any subject imaginable and an immediate feedback from a computer program can serve as a limited form of coaching—a crucial component of deliberate practice that supports mastery.
Research suggests that that overall student achievement is likely to increase when students are able to learn at their own pace with a variety of teaching styles and formats available to them. Education enables them to access a unique learning experience based upon their individual needs, rather than receiving instruction through a standard, paced curriculum.
Students needs are put first and students are able to direct “how, what, when, and where” they learn.
The intent of personalized learning is to “meet each child where he is and help him meet his. Online tools provides this reflective space, provide a simple form that they can use, in combination with one-on-one conversations, for goal-setting and reflection on their work online and the need to consider how students’ can work on the computer more comparable to deliberate practice
Although students engagement depends on the environment, ethnic and social group reasons why students must study in a more conducive environment that nourishes. Also technology supports personalized learning in a number of ways. First, students can utilize interactive, innovative teaching interfaces via software and applications to learn traditional materials at their own pace. Second, technology also facilitates assessment and monitoring of student progress in real-time. It also serves to increase student engagement with course material and enables learning to take place at any time, from anywhere.
Fostering a sense of competence on whether the student can succeed and make them understand learning which determines their level of engagement. When students pursue an activity because they want to learn and understand, rather than merely obtain a good grade, look smart, please their parents, outperform peers, their engagement is more likely to be full and thorough therefore important.
Article by Blessing Bassey