Personalized Learning & PBL Category 4

Here is a collection of articles written on the EdVisions model and network schools.

Personalized Learning and Project Based Learning articles

*All articles are available upon request by emailing info@edvisions.org

Andersen, M. H. (2011). The world is my school: Welcome to the era of personalized learning. Futurist45(1), 12-17.

The article discusses the future trend of education, wherein an educational technology expert claims that learning will become more social and more personal. It is mentioned that an educator found out that personalized instruction is more effective than conventional methods. With the available learning technologies today, the author believes that it can bridge the vision of the future learning. Furthermore, the personalized SOCRAIT system (a play on "Socratic" that includes SOC for social, AI for artificial intelligence, IT for information technology), is introduced. Relative to this, it is emphasized that the Web can help foster the personalized learning for all.

Daddona, P. (2016). Blended 2.0 shifts learningDistrict Administration52(9), 57-60.

The article discusses the utilization of the blended learning 2.0 in the tech-infused teaching model, which offered personalization with the Common Core standards and more authentic activities in the classroom. Several statements from various persons has been include such as Susan Patrick of International Association for K-12 Online Learning, Anthony Kim of Education Elements, and school superintendent Julie Morrow.

Demski, J. (2012). This time it's personal. (Cover story). The Journal39(1), 32-36.

The article discusses the concept of personalized learning and examines how educational technology plays a role in enabling students, teachers, and schools in implementing reforms wherein personalized learning is its focus. It provides a clear definition of the concept and its differences with individualized and differentiated instruction and discusses various elements of educational technology, such as laptop programs for students and teacher use of learning management systems, that are necessary for personalized learning to occur. The potential transfer of technology that customizes experiences for consumers to the educational arena is explored and comments are provided by U.S. education official Karen Cator and educational consultant Thomas Greaves.

Duncan, A. (2013). Why we need high-speed schoolsScientific American309(2), 69.

The article discusses how increased access to broadband Internet will allow students and teachers to access a range of digital education technologies. Topics include the use of digital technology in student testing and education, personalized learning through computer-assisted education programs, and the development of data analytics to improve student assessments.

France, P. E. (2017). Is standardization the answer to personalizationEducational Leadership74(6), 40-44.

The author talks about student-friendly writing rubrics and personalization of learning in the classroom. Topics discussed include the application of technology in connecting individuals, building relations and extending empathy, social media such as Facebook and Instagram which have standard tools and a common language through which individuals can post pictures, and comment on friends' activity and training educators in how to deconstruct standards to build assessment criteria.

Green, J., & Mahoney, S. (2017). Leading personalized learning: Digital programs help meet the needs of all students: Using technology to individualize learning environmentsDistrict Administration53(7), 52-53.

Personalized learning solutions are helping educators leverage digital curriculum technology to create individualized learning paths for each student based on personalized and adaptive instruction, while helping to provide remediation for struggling students, supportive practice for on-level students and enrichment for advanced students. The leading personalized learning curriculum programs are based on decades of rigorous research and apply learning science to engage students, empower educators and improve outcomes. In this web seminar, presenters discussed how personalized learning solutions can help school leaders deliver intuitive, adaptive, rich instruction while gathering and using data to individualize learning pathways and improve classroom learning environments.