Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, many educational entities have embraced a shift to a more personalized approach to learning. While this is admirable, what I have experienced firsthand is a lack of a uniform vision and plan or collective understanding as to what it means to personalize learning. It is definitely not about putting all kids on a device at the same time with no discourse under the guise that a tool can create a truly personal experience. Education is at a crossroads.

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

edWeb.net

iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.” How students show what they have learned and celebrate their learning journey is as important to the personalized learning process as engagement, interest, voice, and choice.

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When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Edsurge

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. But we’ve been disheartened to see a lack of interest in making that clear distinction, as evidenced most recently by the comments of a number of our colleagues in a recent Campus Technology article. Personalized learning, adaptive learning, potato, potahto.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. Perhaps the most concerning survey result is that more than half of teachers (57 percent) say they do not feel prepared to facilitate remote and online learning.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. But I’d like to explain this a little more from my personal perspective, in a way that’s focused on pedagogical considerations (so I am not focused on surveillance capitalism or the hegemony of Silicon Valley, which others above speak much more eloquently about).

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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No, K-12 schools aren’t getting disrupted. But here’s what is.

The Christensen Institute

Talk of disruption in K–12 education took off when Clayton Christensen’s 2008 book, Disrupting Class , used Disruptive Innovation theory to conclude that online learning is poised to transform K–12 schooling. Since the book’s publication, virtual charter schools have continued to expand, and a number of innovative brick-and-mortar charter schools that make heavy use of online learning have made notable headlines. But online learning is not disrupting the K–12 education system.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Sure, having specialized software for learning is great, but these will at least start you off on the right foot. Instant verification Online learning software allows controlling the learning process better and watching out for academic dishonesty. Learning Solutions Magazine Of course, specialized online periodicals had to land on the list.

9 Touch Typing Programmes for Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I received this thoughtful article from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Rohan, chockablock filled of information on how to evaluate a typing program for your students and which of the many meet the grade: Touch Typing software in the American market provides you with a huge amount of choice. This is not surprising as the US embraced Touch Typing as part of their educational system many years ago and is a mandated part of learning. Expert typing lessons to learn the 10-finger system.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools. How are we adapting and evolving? From a growth perspective, the Personal Learning Network ( PLN ) concept has dramatically impacted countless educators across the globe.

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Some powerful trends in higher education that you should know about.

Linways Technologies

Decision makers are more concerned about the quality of the syllabi, and the system, that they are constantly revising older, static workflows and norms to newer adaptive ones. Teachers need to have digital literacy Research mentality and continuous learning to stay updated. Skills to handle better tools than paper files and excel sheets to work efficiently Not just teaching but also contributing towards assuring quality and offering a learning experience for the student.

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

According to an article at washingtonpost.com , its actually not that uncommon - "70,000 school-age children wake up each morning for class and walk as far as the nearest Web-enabled gadget…" which is sometimes sitting at the side of their bed in the form of a laptop or tablet. It’s amazing to think about how 20 years ago, personal computers were only just beginning and now, it’s within arm’s reach of the majority of the youth in America.

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CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators

EdTech Magazine

For educators, Google Forms are an integral component of facilitating personalized and adaptive learning. Technology is a huge driver of personalized learning. Article. CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators. meghan.bogardu…. Thu, 03/15/2018 - 14:37. But, they can also be huge in driving efficiency.

What Faculty Need to Know About ‘Learner Experience Design’

Edsurge

Somewhere between our collective obsession with predictive analytics and infatuation with adaptive learning, higher education wonks and practitioners are making time to deconstruct the quality attributes of online courses. The ID ticks off the boxes for alignment of learning outcomes and accessibility and sends the faculty on his or her way to teach the course. Does our current quality evaluation ensure a wonderful learning experience?

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment.

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Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

Edsurge

Today, we’d like to call out nine of our contributors in particular, who’ve written the most popular articles of 2016. Amongst our standout articles and the themes they evoke: a Stanford University researcher on edtech and equity, an entrepreneur on growth mindset, and a look into Chromebooks by the president of a iBoss Cybersecurity. Educators and Administrators—From the 'Instruct' Newsletter Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Blended learning.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., Instead of teaching to the middle, they said, educators and students can use data to attack learning. Phase 3 – Action: The point of using data to drive learning is to change what is happening in the classroom.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” Re-reading that article now makes me cringe. I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. Would there even be “learning analytics” without the LMS, I wonder?).

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system. For example, you can program Aristotle™ to respond to your baby’s cries with a personalized soothing light and sound combination. It has profound implications for how we teach and learn.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” A personalized news feed, for example. Personalized ads.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Apple ’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds AR lessons.” Ben Williamson on “Learning from psychographic personality profiling.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. Educause has published an article about “ The Mastery Transcript Consortium ,” a group of independent schools that are “reinventing” the college transcript. (I’m The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. ” According to WCET , “Developing Effective Courses Using Adaptive Learning Begins with Proper Alignment.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?” Learn-to-code startup Piper has raised $2.1 Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. ” “ Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives,” says The Hechinger Report , in a very glowing look at the Summit Public Schools ’ ( Facebook -built) learning management system.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Although the shooting is a local story, I am putting many of the articles here in the national section because, over a week later, it is still very much in the national headlines. ” Several other articles about this case are strewn around other sections here – in the for-profit higher ed section as well as the accreditation section.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). ” Via Cleveland.com : “National e-school figure to test new approach to online learning here in Ohio.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” See her article on Betsy DeVos in the politics section above.). “ inBloom ’s collapse undermined personalized learning and data standards efforts,” says danah boyd. (I’m

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” (The article features a photo of Arne Duncan – a reminder that the former Secretary of Education now works for the Knight Commission, as well as for the venture firm Emerson Collective.). ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” ” The school, eVersity , will seek approval from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission , an organization that accredits mostly for-profit institutions, rather than the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the rest of public higher ed in Arkansas. ” The first article claims that “The college lecture is dying. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” asks WaPo’s Valerie Strauss, before reprinting an article by UVA professor Dan Willingham.). Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99