PERSONALIZED LEARNING UTILIZING A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL
This mixed-method study seeks to determine the perceptions of teachers and parents of students in personalized learning classes that utilize a learning management system (LMS). The perceptions of student self-efficacy are evaluated based on the teacher and parent interactions and experiences with the students over the course of an academic year. The study utilizes the Technology Pedagogy and Content Knowledge, or TPACK, framework while incorporating personalized, self-paced, and small group learning. The instrument used was created by the researcher, and it includes 20 Likert-style items, optional demographic questions, and an open-ended response for participants to share additional thoughts, concerns, and successes that were not asked previously in the survey. Two analyses were run for this study. One analysis was to compare teacher answers to parent answers while the other was to evaluate the internal consistency of the instrument.