Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart

By Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey
December 18, 2014

This chart helps clarify the differences between the terms “personalization,” “differentiation,” and “individualization.” “Personalization” is learner-centered. The other two, “differentiation” and “individualization” are teacher-centered. “Personalization” or Personalized Learning means the learner is driving his/her learning. When the learner takes responsibility for his/her learning, teaching and learning changes. The roles of the teacher and learner change. See more at:

Source Organization: Personalize Learning


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