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Defining Personalized Learning

Defining Personalized Learning

What is Personalized Learning?

More than just an ed-tech buzzword, “personalized learning” refers to a set of methodologies and approaches to learning in which instruction is not one-size-fits-all, but is adapted specifically to the needs, abilities, and interests of individual learners.

Katrina Stevens,¬†Deputy Director in the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, helps us compare working definitions of personalized learning from multiple sources, provides an overview of the five key components involved in the personalized learning process, and discusses the benefits of personalized learning in her article for Medium titled, Personalizing the Learning Experience: Insights from Future Ready Schools.”

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