Key Characteristic: Differentiated

Differentiation refers to competency-based learning practices that recognize and adjust to meet the needs of individual learners. Differentiation is multi-faceted and applies to learner support, communications and interventions, as well as learning processes.

  • Adaptive: Content is designed with learning alternatives and branching closely tied to the learner’s specific interactions with the content.
  • Choice: Learners select different learning resources and pathways based on their own choices.
  • Personalized: Relevant, timely communications tailored to learners’ individual activities and needs.
  • Interventions: Feedback, guidance, activities, or tasks designed to help individuals progress along their learning paths.