Spotlight on Personalized Learning

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Personalized Learning


The Education Week Spotlight on Personalized Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Defining personalized learning environments
  • Making use of massively open online classrooms (MOOCs) in high schools
  • Balancing personalization with standardization
  • Using technology to boost individualized instruction

You get the six articles below in a downloadable PDF.

But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
May 22, 2013 – Education Week

The 16 districts that won Race to the Top grants are taking vastly different approaches as they aim to make over the classroom experience.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

Technology has the potential to boost individualized instruction or drive it into the ground, Joseph S. Renzulli argues.
February 29, 2012 – Education Week


Lehigh University education professor Scott Garrigan knows firsthand that many educators find massively open online courses, or MOOCs, threatening.
June, 24, 2013 - Digital Education Blog

Standardization? Personalization? Or Both?
Education critics believe that we do need a national set of standards which are internationally benchmarked, and seem to have very little personalization at all.
November 22, 2013 - Finding Common Ground Blog

iNACOL wrapped their tenth annual conference this week in Orlando. What used to be the Virtual School Symposium is now the Blended and Online Learning Symposium this week in Orlando. And blended it was, as we outlined in our summary, the majority of the 275 breakout sessions dealt with technology enhanced learning at school. I participated in several sessions that reviewed the updated Blended Learning Implementation Guide.
November 4, 2013 - Vander Ark on Innovation

Related Spotlights on Personalized Learning:

Personalized Learning (2014)

Districts, both big and small, are using personalized learning to address individualized learning. In this Spotlight, see how schools are building feedback and assessment loops with technology, using adaptive math resources tied to the common core, developing individually paced learning in rural districts, and analyzing the risks of device-centered learning.


Personalized Learning (2012)

Students are learning outside the classroom, receiving “digital badges” for academic achievement, and using technology to expand learning opportunities. The move to individual instruction has many policymakers, administrators, and teachers rethinking instruction in the 21st century. This Spotlight focuses on the new approaches and debates taking place around personalized learning.


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