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What Have We Learned After One Year Of Remote Teaching And Learning? A Critical Conversation Between Two Language Educators, Marlon Valencia, Miguel Rincón Jan 2022

What Have We Learned After One Year Of Remote Teaching And Learning? A Critical Conversation Between Two Language Educators, Marlon Valencia, Miguel Rincón

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In this critical conversation, two language educators reflect on their experiences of online instruction after nearly two years of teaching during the Covid 19 pandemic. The duoethnographers share the challenges they faced to adapt their teaching and assessment for remote delivery, as well as how their pedagogical orientations transformed to engage with learners online. The discussion focuses on teaching both synchronously and asynchronously, re-thinking language assessment, and the authors’ strategies to manage a sustainable and healthy workflow. This last aspect is of significant importance given how much these two educators had to learn to teach in ways and through media ...


The Importance Of Building A Social Presence In The Online Classroom, Amanda W. Joyce Jan 2022

The Importance Of Building A Social Presence In The Online Classroom, Amanda W. Joyce

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While important, many of the guidelines put in place to prevent disease transmission during the Covid-19 pandemic (social distancing, quarantining, facial coverings, etc.) have created challenges to building student-student and student-faculty relationships. However, these relationships are, according to the Community of Inquiry model (Garrison et al., 2000), essential to learning. The purpose of this piece is to explore strategies to build social presence in the classroom to benefit students and faculty alike. Strategies such as the strategic use of discussion boards, collaborative assignments, class announcements, extra credit, and more are discussed in the context of improving student learning without significantly ...


Agile Teaching And The Agile Manifesto, Trish Isaacs Jan 2022

Agile Teaching And The Agile Manifesto, Trish Isaacs

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The Agile framework and its principles were originally created for software development, not for higher education. The software development environment in which they were created holds many parallels with the environment of higher education today, including the adaptiveness required, increased consumer focus, and pace and complexity of change. Principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto provide a way of dealing with uncertainties and turbulence, and ultimately succeeding in the midst of them. Agile principles can be applied to support and facilitate effective teaching and learning in today’s rapidly changing environment.


Using Video Technology For Discussion Forums: Building An Engaged Online Community, Shirley P. O'Brien, Steven Shisley Dr. Jan 2022

Using Video Technology For Discussion Forums: Building An Engaged Online Community, Shirley P. O'Brien, Steven Shisley Dr.

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Faculty used various multimedia technology delivery methods within higher education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instructors were urged to be more agile when considering tools to promote student engagement within the forced, online environment. Video technology is a mainstay in both online and hybrid education as well as in the workforce. Flipgrid, an agile learning tool, promotes asynchronous class discussions to reinforce higher levels of thinking in Bloom’s taxonomy of learning. Data collected from three courses suggests that Flipgrid promotes student engagement in a learner-centered approach. Implications are suggested for online learning.


Using A Technology Integration Content Plan To Align Course Components For Enhanced Student Learning, Melony Shemberger Jan 2022

Using A Technology Integration Content Plan To Align Course Components For Enhanced Student Learning, Melony Shemberger

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In education, students simply consuming technology is not sufficient. Rather, we as educators want students to become effective producers of technology. That takes planning. Writing a plan that integrates the right technology to align with course components can assist instructors to design lessons that would encourage and challenge students cognitively. In this article, instructors are guided on constructing lessons that comprise a unit in which a lesson has a technology anchor. A list of free or less expensive tech tools that instructors and students could use is also available.


Let’S Talk: Learning To Communicate Well In Emergency Online Learning, Kim Cuny, Jenny M. Southard, Erin Ellis-Harrison Jan 2022

Let’S Talk: Learning To Communicate Well In Emergency Online Learning, Kim Cuny, Jenny M. Southard, Erin Ellis-Harrison

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In this article, we use the lens of Tinto’s (1987) separation and transition phases to reflect on lessons learned when moving classes with oral communication components from in-person to online. We believe that being mindful and intentional in how we include oral communication instruction, opportunities for improvement, and incorporating feedback can positively impact retention and persistence of students. First, we describe the timelines of events, then we connect Tinto’s essential features of effective retention programs to oral communication pedagogy, and finally offer resources and strategies for incorporating oral communication into courses.


Personal Volcanoes And The Pedagogy Of People: Perspectives On Navigating Turbulent Times, Kristen M. Platt, Lydia Strattan, Colleen Bodnar, April Hatcher Jan 2022

Personal Volcanoes And The Pedagogy Of People: Perspectives On Navigating Turbulent Times, Kristen M. Platt, Lydia Strattan, Colleen Bodnar, April Hatcher

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The year 2020 brought about more unexpected turbulent times than anyone could have imagined in the years prior. At the University level, students and faculty were sent home from campus as rates of COVID-19 soared around the world. This turbulent, life-changing eruption disturbed the status quo for everyone on the planet in ways not anticipated, and the effects will linger for years to come. This manuscript discusses four perspectives on navigating the pandemic that can translate to future preparedness plans for students and faculty alike.


Pre-Service Teachers And The Next Generation Of Agile Teaching Through Crisis, Makayla Carmichael, Maria L. Manning Jan 2022

Pre-Service Teachers And The Next Generation Of Agile Teaching Through Crisis, Makayla Carmichael, Maria L. Manning

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Pre-service teacher candidates have experienced extreme stressors from COVID-19 through both the lens of postsecondary students and clinical practitioners. This duality provided a complex understanding of crisis management within instructional settings for future incoming teachers. This article discusses trauma-related student behavior brought on by COVID-19 and introduces agile teaching practices such as reflective practices and integrated use of technology. Reflective practices help educators unpack teaching practices and apply ideas and concepts in novel ways. Technology tools help to strengthen relationships, communication, and collaboration reducing crisis related behavior. Future implications include addressing technology inequity and crisis planning.


Agile Course Design: Modeling Flexibility, Empowering Engagement, And Prioritizing Community, Julie A. Rowan, Todd A. Stanislav, Allison C. Bernknopf, Tracy E. Russo Jan 2022

Agile Course Design: Modeling Flexibility, Empowering Engagement, And Prioritizing Community, Julie A. Rowan, Todd A. Stanislav, Allison C. Bernknopf, Tracy E. Russo

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The Agile Course Design Institute, created for faculty at a regional public university, utilized an agile thinking lens to model flexible, interactive learning. The Institute framework consisted of three core factors: sense of belonging, students’ bandwidth, and interaction and engagement. Faculty participated in online synchronous and asynchronous settings to develop agile courses. In doing so, they gained insights into the experiences their students might have in remote learning. Examples from the Institute and participant work are explored through a “Why” (purpose/outcome), “What” (connections to the ACDI framework), and “How” (tools and strategies) structure.


Metacognitive Teaching–Reflecting On Our Teaching Practice, Stephanie Foote Jan 2022

Metacognitive Teaching–Reflecting On Our Teaching Practice, Stephanie Foote

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To help students become metacognitive learners, faculty should first consider their own metacognition and the role that plays in their courses. Faculty who take a metacognitive approach to their instruction are aware of their own teaching practices and purpose, and they have an awareness of student engagement and learning and are willing to adapt based on that knowledge (Scharff, 2015). While faculty are often metacognitive in their own discipline, these approaches are not always transferred to teaching (Tanner, 2012). This piece focuses on strategies and approaches faculty can take to use metacognition to reflect on their own teaching practice.


Applying Special Education High Leverage Practices To Enhance Learning In Higher Education Courses, Michelle Gremp, Maria L. Manning, Julie H. Rutland, Mary Jo Krile Jan 2022

Applying Special Education High Leverage Practices To Enhance Learning In Higher Education Courses, Michelle Gremp, Maria L. Manning, Julie H. Rutland, Mary Jo Krile

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In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, new and varied platforms of instruction have become commonplace across all content areas of higher education. As a result, faculty are faced with the challenge of individualizing and differentiating instruction more than ever before. As outlined in High-Leverage Practices for K-12 Special Education Teachers (McLeskey et al., 2017), successful teaching at all levels requires skill in 4 intertwined components of practice: collaboration, assessment, social/ emotional/behavioral practices, and instruction. Incorporating aspects from each component of practice into higher education courses can help faculty improve engagement and enhance learning outcomes for all students.


Literature Genre Effects On Memory And Influence, Katelyn Mcclure, Hung-Tao Chen, Megan Thomas Jan 2022

Literature Genre Effects On Memory And Influence, Katelyn Mcclure, Hung-Tao Chen, Megan Thomas

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Superstructures are text structure relations commonly found in specific types of text such as narrative texts. Superstructures are important from a pedagogical standpoint because learners’ comprehension can be improved when they are taught about superstructures (Baumann & Bergeron, 1993; Calfee & Patrick, 1995; Dymock, 2005). The current study examined three types of texts with distinct superstructures—narrative, expository, and procedural. Undergraduate student participants (n=200) were randomly assigned to read a text that was written in the form of a narrative, expository, or procedural superstructure text. After reading, participants were asked to recall information from the text and rated their compliance level to the instructions provided ...


The Faculty Scholar Role In Peer Review Of A Journal Article, Cindy Hayden, Renee Causey-Upton, Dana Howell Jan 2022

The Faculty Scholar Role In Peer Review Of A Journal Article, Cindy Hayden, Renee Causey-Upton, Dana Howell

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Peer review is a process to help ensure publication of high-quality research. Manuscripts submitted for publication are evaluated by others with similar content or methodological expertise, and the feedback is used by editors to determine suitability for publication. Participation in the peer review process may help improve agile teaching as well as contribute to the faculty scholar roles of professional service. This paper describes the process of peer review, including criteria for becoming a reviewer and how to perform a review.


Agile Learning And Teaching With Miro Boards, Camille Skubik-Peplaski, Steven Shisley Dr., Jennifer Edick, Whitney Cook Jan 2022

Agile Learning And Teaching With Miro Boards, Camille Skubik-Peplaski, Steven Shisley Dr., Jennifer Edick, Whitney Cook

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Educators use agile and transparent learning procedures that require students to analyze, assess and critique theoretical perspectives. This paper highlights the use of Miro board technology, allowing students to engage in collaborative team work to create a visual representation of a theory, increasing their proficiency as a theory driven occupational therapist. Students reported that Miro boards decreased feelings of isolation, created a sense of community, encouraged creativity, and promoted a collaborative, meaningful learning experience. Effective teaching during the COVID pandemic provided learners multiple opportunities to track their learning progress with substantive and timely feedback.


Give ‘Em Something To Smile About: Connecting With Online Students Through Humor, John Huss Jan 2022

Give ‘Em Something To Smile About: Connecting With Online Students Through Humor, John Huss

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Humor and higher education are infrequently mentioned in the same conversation, but much empirical evidence supports the contention that the use of humor is related to positive student perceptions of the instructor and learning environment (Banas et al., 2011; Garner, 2006; James, 2004; Suzuki & Heath, 2014). The literature certainly establishes a foundation to consider humor as a critical element of any instructor’s online teaching arsenal and such an inclusion may be particularly pertinent at this time, given the undeniable shift in higher education dynamics as more institutions, both by choice and circumstance, witness unprecedented growth in their web-based programs ...


“I Had To Adapt To Continue Being A Student To The Best Of My Ability”: Identifying Occupational Therapy Students’ Processes Of Adapting To Academic Disruption, Laura H. Vanpuymbrouck, Linda M. Olson Jan 2022

“I Had To Adapt To Continue Being A Student To The Best Of My Ability”: Identifying Occupational Therapy Students’ Processes Of Adapting To Academic Disruption, Laura H. Vanpuymbrouck, Linda M. Olson

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

In the wake of COVID-19, practitioners, educators, and students had to shift to virtual interactions while experiencing significant unknowns and valid fears. This project describes the lived experiences of 37 occupational therapy students who lived through this international pandemic examining their reflections of how occupational therapy theories and models of practice could inform approaches to adapt to the changing context of their lives. Narratives of students collected as part of routine educational assessments in an introduction to occupational therapy theory course were examined using methods of content analysis to understand the perspectives of students’ needs, supports, and mechanisms of adaption ...


Cohort Analysis Of Four Graduating Classes Of Occupational Therapy Students' Knowledge Of Aging, Lavona Traywick, Brittany N. Saviers, Terry Wayne Griffin, Teressa Brown Jan 2022

Cohort Analysis Of Four Graduating Classes Of Occupational Therapy Students' Knowledge Of Aging, Lavona Traywick, Brittany N. Saviers, Terry Wayne Griffin, Teressa Brown

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

At the same time that the number of senior adults in the United States is steadily rising, there is also a rising shortage of allied health care professionals, including occupational therapists, to meet the current and expected needs of the senior adult population. There are national standards that all occupational therapy programs must meet; however, there is not a set national curriculum. It is assumed that students will enter their respective occupational therapy programs with a base knowledge of aging due to prerequisite requirements. To test that assumption, with Institutional Review Board approval, over four consecutive years 192 first-year, first-semester ...


Service-Learning And Case-Based Learning’S Impact On Student’S Clinical Reasoning: A Repeated Measures Design Study, Gordon B. Tsubira, Traci Garrison, Sapna Chakraborty, Shana Cerny Jan 2022

Service-Learning And Case-Based Learning’S Impact On Student’S Clinical Reasoning: A Repeated Measures Design Study, Gordon B. Tsubira, Traci Garrison, Sapna Chakraborty, Shana Cerny

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

Clinical reasoning is crucial for the occupational therapy profession to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment but is seldom isolated for explicit instruction and outcome measurement in educational course curricula. A single-factor repeated measures design study was conducted to compare the impact of didactic case-based learning and experiential service-learning on the development of the clinical reasoning of students at a midwestern public university’s entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program. The participants were sixteen graduate occupational therapy students who had completed their foundation-level courses. Participants explored modes of clinical reasoning in occupational therapy for eight weeks (the first half of ...


Affordable Learning Kentucky: Strategies For Affordability And Success, Kelly Smith, Cristen Ross, Lori Werth, Ilona Burdette Apr 2021

Affordable Learning Kentucky: Strategies For Affordability And Success, Kelly Smith, Cristen Ross, Lori Werth, Ilona Burdette

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Kentucky Virtual Library’s Affordable Learning Steering Committee, an initiative of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), is a working group of librarians from universities around Kentucky exploring ways to advance Kentucky in the Open Educational Resource (OER) / Affordable Textbook movement.

The panel presentation included an overview of their work to date and a discussion with the audience about Kentucky’s needs and strategies related to affordable courseware for students on topics including working with campus bookstores, adding course resources to library collections, using e-reserves dynamically, promoting faculty use and creation of open content, and campus textbook initiatives.

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Advancing The Entry-Level Practitioner: A Curricular Model Of The Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree, Erika L. Kemp, Lisa A. Juckett, Amy R. Darragh, Lindy L. Weaver, Monica L. Robinson, Carmen P. Digiovine, Lori Demott Jan 2021

Advancing The Entry-Level Practitioner: A Curricular Model Of The Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree, Erika L. Kemp, Lisa A. Juckett, Amy R. Darragh, Lindy L. Weaver, Monica L. Robinson, Carmen P. Digiovine, Lori Demott

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

The recent growth of entry-level occupational therapy doctoral (EL-OTD) programs has been met with mixed opinions from both occupational therapy educators and practitioners. These opinions occasionally have been accompanied by uncertainty about the specific curricular components that differentiate the EL-OTD from the entry-level master’s degree. In an effort to address this uncertainty, the purpose of this article is to present one example of an EL-OTD curricular model and describe its distinct educational components. This curricular model integrates recommendations for doctoral education originally proposed by Case-Smith et al. (2014) and is characterized by the following three components: 1) Advanced Coursework ...


Lessons Learned In Designing Active Learning Modules For The Stem Classroom, Anna M. Christianson Jan 2021

Lessons Learned In Designing Active Learning Modules For The Stem Classroom, Anna M. Christianson

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For students to become real partners in their education, they must shift from a model of passive absorption of knowledge to one of active participation in constructing knowledge. To encourage this shift, I have designed a variety of active learning modules for my introductory chemistry classes, from short participation polls to full-length case studies. When well-implemented, in-class activities can be a valuable experience for students to practice applying their knowledge with instructor guidance. In this report, I will share both successes and challenges encountered in designing student-friendly active learning modules in an introductory science course.


Using Individual Artistic Expressions To Enhance The Shared Learning Experience, Katie Salmeron, April Hatcher Jan 2021

Using Individual Artistic Expressions To Enhance The Shared Learning Experience, Katie Salmeron, April Hatcher

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Students as Partners is a groundbreaking teaching method which combines pedagogical elements from traditional, flipped, and independent classrooms. While ideally suited for small, discussion-style (fewer than 20 students) or even upper level independent study courses, this pedagogy is daunting to anyone teaching a large lecture course. Throughout several semesters of an undergraduate anatomy course, we have worked to incorporate more free-expression type assignments in order to allow students to have some autonomy in the direction of their learning. Within the last two years, we have successfully implemented unit-based coursework incorporating the key elements of the Students as Partners philosophy. In ...


A Function-Based Intervention For College Student Tech Use In Class, Steffen Wilson, Brianna Williamson Jan 2021

A Function-Based Intervention For College Student Tech Use In Class, Steffen Wilson, Brianna Williamson

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The purpose of the intervention described in this paper is to provide guidance and support to help college students develop a personal tech-management strategy, so that they can reap the benefits and minimize the pitfalls of their personal technology use in class. Results presented suggested that this intervention can help students begin to develop a self-management strategy for their off-task tech use.


Student Voices: Engaging Diverse Learners Through Shared Learning, Maria L. Manning, Susan Skees Hermes, Julie Duckart Baltisberger, Sarah Barnes, Haley Boggs, Roswell Manning, Margaret Woods Jan 2021

Student Voices: Engaging Diverse Learners Through Shared Learning, Maria L. Manning, Susan Skees Hermes, Julie Duckart Baltisberger, Sarah Barnes, Haley Boggs, Roswell Manning, Margaret Woods

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A student panel discussion and reflection on revising an assignment from a simulation to an experiential learning activity will be presented. Student facilitators represent several majors and levels of undergraduate experiences which also allows modeling for roots of interprofessional collaboration. Students as teaching partners increases awareness of diversity and disability culture on the EKU campus.


Developing Student Leadership Opportunities Through Mentoring, Shirley P. O'Brien, Bethany Wheatley, Elizabeth Hannon, Olivia Ann Lauer Jan 2021

Developing Student Leadership Opportunities Through Mentoring, Shirley P. O'Brien, Bethany Wheatley, Elizabeth Hannon, Olivia Ann Lauer

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Graduate assistants fulfill many roles and functions within the university setting. The partnership formed with supervisors is critical for mutual development and implementation of programs, building professionalism and student confidence. Supervisors provide many opportunities through coaching, sponsoring and connector roles. Intentional collaboration maximizes best practices supporting graduate student leadership development.


A Child Of Books: Building Little Free Libraries With Student Partners In Teaching And Learning, Hayley Hoffman Jan 2021

A Child Of Books: Building Little Free Libraries With Student Partners In Teaching And Learning, Hayley Hoffman

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The lack of equitable access to books for children has a lifelong impact on their literacy development. Pop-up libraries, such as the popular Little Free Libraries, are intended to address this divide by providing access to books year-round. Drawing from the author’s previous experience with the project, this essay explores the ways in which building a Little Free Library as a class can allow students at various grade levels to act as partners in teaching and learning.


Interprofessional Reflective Journals: Content Themes And Self-Regulated Learning, Joan M. Tunningley Jan 2021

Interprofessional Reflective Journals: Content Themes And Self-Regulated Learning, Joan M. Tunningley

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

Self-reflection has been linked with clinical reasoning, academic, and clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine self-reflective journal entries from thirty students for interprofessional core competencies and for self-regulated learning components. The text data was analyzed using an in-depth three cycle coding process, thoroughly described in the methods. The findings were structured into two themes confirming interprofessional content learning: collaboration, team, and communication; and respect and roles. One additional theme emerged, transformation and relatedness, which indicated self-regulated learning components as well as supporting transformative learning. This qualitative case-study contributed to the research of occupational therapy students’ self-reflection ...


Tilting Beyond The Classroom: Utilizing Transparency Components To Develop Student Centered Administrative Processes, Casey E. Humphrey Jan 2021

Tilting Beyond The Classroom: Utilizing Transparency Components To Develop Student Centered Administrative Processes, Casey E. Humphrey

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Transparency in learning and teaching (TILT) has been shown to benefit student’s ability to be successful within the classroom. Transparent concepts produce positive outcomes within organizational systems as well. However, there is no research that analyzes how the TILT framework can be used to analyze and develop academic policies within educational institutions. This manuscript discusses the potential benefits of utilizing TILT components in the creation of academic policies and processes in order to promote successful student engagement within an occupational therapy academic program.


An Educational Partnership To Promote Lifelong Leaders, Jana Mayer, Cynthia Harter, Michelyn W. Bhandari Jan 2021

An Educational Partnership To Promote Lifelong Leaders, Jana Mayer, Cynthia Harter, Michelyn W. Bhandari

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This study focuses on the impact of intentional teaching in the areas of interpersonal and professional skills for students in grades 5-8, and a collaboration between students in the EKU School of Business and Model Laboratory School to apply skills learned in order to develop leadership and entrepreneurial strategies. The study illustrates the positive relationship developed between Model and the EKU School of Business through trainings and events. A series of brief evaluation surveys and other school-level data were used to demonstrate the results of the year-long collaboration. Overall, results demonstrate how both groups of students benefited from the experience.


Personalized Learning: Tools For A Covid World, Karen Clancy, Whitney Powell Jan 2021

Personalized Learning: Tools For A Covid World, Karen Clancy, Whitney Powell

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Advancing technology allows us to personalize everyday life, from shopping and business transactions to information-seeking, healthcare, and education. Contemporary college students often seek personalized learning experiences that yield high-impact outcomes. Such experiences require successful partnerships between faculty and students. Case studies demonstrating how faculty/student partnerships helped students accomplish personalized learning outcomes are presented. The focus on personalized learning is even more pertinent in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The increased reliance on virtual learning and independent study may encourage and challenge educators to implement personalized learning methods to maximize learning outcomes and elevate student engagement.