The State of Personalized Learning

edtechdigest.com

Examining products, practices, and an easy-to-use taxonomy.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Philip Hickman, Ken Eastwood, and Eliot Levinson

CREDIT BLEgroup image.pngPersonalized learning is the edtech phrase of the year and a key concept for how digitally delivered teaching and learning will make the most significant impact on teaching and learning, but what is it? The variety of products and practices that claim to personalize learning differ vastly, making the term hard to understand.

Schools want to provide personalized learning, a plethora of vendors are selling it, and it is required for ESSA beginning in 2018. A few BLEgroup superintendents, staff, and vendors held a discussion to see if we could define a way to understand the reality of the concept. We also conversed with vendors who believe they are providing personalized learning products and services to K-12 schools and with school districts who believe that they are far down the path of…

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