PLAIT - Workshop Series: Mason Life-lasting Learning


TITLE: Customizing Higher Education:  Competency-based Personalized Learning


Description: The workshop is intended to bring together the Volgenau School faculty to discuss recent developments and prospects in higher education and to support their effort in creating an innovative learning environment for GMU students. The workshop will contain presentations and discussions, and will end with a moderated panel.


Topics include:

       Innovative learning

       Personalized education

       Intelligent tutoring systems

       Competency-based education

       Customized learning experience

       Life-long and life-lasting learning

       Distance education: from MOOCs to SPOCs


Opening Remarks by Dr. Sharon A. Caraballo,

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs


Participation: If you are interested in giving a presentation, please contact the organizers with the title and a short description. Please RSVP for attendance ([log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]).


Date: November 1st

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: ENGR 1602 location subject to change based on the registrations


Important Due Dates:

Oct 20th – Title and abstract

Oct 25th – Participation RSVP


Organized by:

Dr. Ioulia Rytikova (irytikov@)

Dr. Mihai Boicu (mboicu@)


About PLAIT Laboratory

Established in 2013, Personalized Learning in AIT laboratory (PLAIT) synergizes the AIT initiatives related to basic and applied research in personalized education, competency-based assessment and customized higher education. Besides performing educational research it also assists educators in their effort to explore and discover new dimensions of innovative learning and provides a collaborative environment for an open dialog on the future of college education.