Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent post , we shed light on the difference between blended learning—an instructional modality that describes integrating technology to deliver some content—and personalized learning—a philosophy that believes in a combination of modalities and goals for better and (and in some cases, new) outcomes for students. Across the K–12 education landscape, teachers have by far the biggest impact on student learning and student experiences.

5 Key elements of personalized learning

Neo LMS

Along with concepts like blended learning, adaptive learning and virtual learning, the need to focus on the main character in the learning process came about. This is how personalized learning became the key to every new approach to learning and teaching. Check out the key elements of personalized learning: 5 Key elements of personalized learning. Flexible learning environments.

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How team teaching (and other innovations) can impact blended learning

eSchool News

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. For personalized learning to actually move the needle on improving student experiences and elevating student outcomes, the question of how schools and teachers personalize is just as important as why. Is it through online learning?

Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve. The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned. As re-entry planning either begins or continues in earnest, the priority must be to transform learning in ways that provide kids with the best experience possible while ensuring the safety of all.

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.

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.

A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. For personalized learning to actually move the needle on improving student experiences and elevating student outcomes, the question of how schools and teachers personalize is just as important as why. Is it through online learning?

The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

Education Elements

From competency-based learning ( I just gave a presentation at Keene State’s Education Summit ) to personalized learning, Stemscopes (hands on science curriculum) to Dreambox (adaptive math), and Edusight (robust gradebook) to Fishtree (adaptive learning system), we have a lot of choices. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Technology Blended Learning Models Anthony Kim District LEaders School Leaders EdTech

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

Edsurge

Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning. It combines online and face-to-face learning “that uses a variety of tools – digital, artistic, problem-solving, etc. Personalization in Practice: Observations from the Field.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning. It combines online and face-to-face learning “that uses a variety of tools – digital, artistic, problem-solving, etc. Personalization in Practice: Observations from the Field.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. Some passionately believe that it can and must, while skeptics fear that personalized-learning hype has outpaced research into if and, importantly, how it helps students.

Fuel Education Enhances its Adaptive Learning Solution that Rewards Learning with Games to Provide Deeper Instruction for Students

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, March 15, 2018 — This summer, Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) is incorporating major enhancements to Stride ™, its award-winning supplemental learning solution for standards-aligned skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade. Stride includes an adaptive question engine to personalize the student experience for improved academic gains. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

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.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

Edsurge

I love doing and learning new things. His fluidity perfectly suits his new role as CEO of Carnegie Learning —a company he believes is on the cusp of transforming itself and math instruction. Founded 20 years ago in the research labs of Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Learning provides software and services for 1:1 and blended math learning environments. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? More About Carnegie Learning.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers. This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

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Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. And with all this enthusiasm, a handful of new terms associated with online instruction — such as blended learning, personalized learning and adaptive learning — made their way into the lexicon. 1 barrier to providing personalized learning.

Make a match: How some schools decide what education technology to buy

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. It has worked with 100 teachers in Boston Public Schools as they have moved to use more blended and personalized learning – approaches that combine technology and in-person in instruction. Many of the Boston educators are choosing to work with adaptive learning programs that help custom-fit lessons to the needs of students. “We Read more about Blended Learning.

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

Engaging students and personalizing instruction with technology requires IT and instructional experts to work effectively , together, outside of their traditional silos. Let’s start with what personalized learning is — or should be — and go from there. MORE FROM EDTECH: See where K–12 schools can turn to for personalized learning resources. So, how can teams get to the point where everyone is on board with the personalized learning program and goals? .

DON’T MISS IT: Teachers Leading Teachers Online Conference Starts Thursday

The CoolCatTeacher

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Beth Hammett – The Future of Education: Adaptive Learning in the 21st Century Classroom. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Tim Twynn – Lights, Camera, Broadcast: Lessons Learned from a Student Run News Broadcast. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Rebecca Leech – Personalized Learning to Improve Graduation Outcomes for Students with Disabilities. Here’s a Rundown of What You’ll Be Learning.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

In this first installment, software engineer Ben Slivka — inspired by science fiction — dreamed of creating truly adaptive learning software. What if,” Slivka asked himself, “you could build this massively multiplayer online game—but instead of shooting things, you were mastering all of K–12 education—that would motivate kids and allow them to learn at their own pace and their own way?”. Blended Learning Computers Technology

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. Last year, the Institute’s BLU team took a deeper look at blended learning beyond the US.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

million public school students attending at least 64,000 schools have seen their education interrupted; and more than 200 colleges and universities are canceling or postponing in-person classes and activities as COVID-19 enters pandemic territory. The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Without further ado, here are seven e-learning trends that could shape the edtech landscape in 2017: Gamification. Students like a gamified learning environment, no matter their age. Personalized learning.

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Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

In fact, other than including that one question as a way to appease those who would have criticized them for not including the topic of digital learning/blended learning/personalized learning/online learning/adaptive learning/educational technology/learning technology, I can’t think of why it was even included.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Learning Ally ? Imagine Learning ?

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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Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, April 25, 2018 — Summit™ Math , a curriculum of adaptive online math courses from Fuel Education ®(FuelEd®), and Stride ™, FuelEd’s supplemental learning solution for skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade, were both selected as winners in The ComputED Gazette ’s 24th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES). Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category.

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.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

techlearning

Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. The 2018 Fuel Education (FuelEd®) Transformation Award winners are: Boulder Valley School District (Colo.) – for improving graduation rates and meeting student needs by providing online options for credit recovery and supplemental learning.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. I constantly play contrarian with our marketing team around using the latest education lingo: Project-Based Learning; Web 2.0;

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each. Blended Learning. Asynchronous Learning. Adaptive Learning. Personalized Learning. Informal Learning. A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. by TeachThought Staff.

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Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning. Increasing Use of Blended Learning Designs. Blending Formal and Informal Learning. Personalizing Learning. Learning Analytics & Adaptive Learning. A few reflections: many of these focus on institutional, rather than technological or personal transformation.

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