Personalization using GoQuest

Richard Mayer's Principle of Personalization

Richard Mayer’s Principle of Personalization shows that students performed up to 40% better when content was delivered in a first-person, conversational style rather than with a formal tone. In a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology5, Mayer and research partner Roxana Moreno conclude, "The reported results have strong implications for teaching. The most direct practical implication of the present study is that multimedia science programs can result in broader learning if the communication model is centered around shared environments in which the student is addressed as a participant rather than as an observer."

CompassLearning has a team of entertainment writers to take the rigorous instructional content from the curriculum and instruction team and turn it into conversational, age-appropriate activities. Delivering content using an interactive conversational interface allows CompassLearning products to:

  • Stimulate the brain
  • Connect response to prerecorded characters
  • Create suspension of disbelief and give the computer human-like qualities
  • Create feelings of personal connection

BIA provides a proven blended-learning core curriculum that exceeds Georgia standards and prepares students for success in all state and college admissions testing. The curriculum is personalized, meaning that the content is customized to the interests and learning style of the individual student. The curriculum is also individualized, meaning that different students will start at different points and move at their own speed.

In addition to the differentiation achieved through the MAP assessment process, The Renzulli Profiler generates a snapshot of student interests and expression preferences, enabling teachers to match content, activities and projects more completely to personalize the learning experience for each student.

The Renzulli Profiler plays an important role in the implementation of the Compass GoQuest, Project- Based Learning Curriculum which presents methodologies and scenarios for inquiry and project based study and providing access to a library of more than 40,000 vetted digital resources matching content, activities, and project outlines to specific student interests and learning preferences.

For students requiring post-secondary levels of academic challenge, BIA will (at no cost) leverage, a learning management system that can provide access to over 8,800 online courses including an option to take college credit assessments.

To augment the core Compass resources, guided by the Renzulli Profiler and student observations, teachers can use the SAFARI Montage digital learning platform to create custom lesson plans and Resource & Activity Playlists for individual students and groups of students.

Additional resources available through Safari include 9,500 education programs and videos and 17,195 images as well as interactive 3D models that cover the subject areas of botany, human anatomy, zoology, microbiology, earth science, chemistry, engineering and more. Additionally, teachers can download independently created or identified resources into the Safari platform for their personal use or sharing with other teachers and micro schools.