Personalized Learning

Why Helicopter Parents Have Got it Wrong

By Bebe Nicholson

When the bar is set high for behavior and academic achievement, students rise to meet those expectations. Real achievement results in a sense of self-worth that no amount of parental hovering can accomplish.

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What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050

By Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari is an historian and best-selling author of Sapiens, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In this article, he discusses how the art of reinvention will be the most critical skill of this century.

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Why Personalization in Education Misses the Point

By Jay Lynch - Medium.com

Personalization. It’s the big thing in education right now. Everyone in education is talking about it, selling it, and investing heavily in it.

The Mark Zuckerberg backed educational foundation CZI has recently committed to the goal of “bringing personalized learning to every child,” and the Bush Foundation is funding schools designed to enable “mass customization” of instruction.

The interest in personalization is but one example a broader shift across edtech toward the prioritization of services, algorithms, recommendations, analytics, platforms, etc., and away from content. Instructional content is increasingly perceived as commoditized and no longer a meaningful differentiator in the education marketplace.

So are educational companies now in a race to see who can best adapt, personalize, bundle, customize, filter, analyze, sequence, deliver, manage, [insert preferred adjective here] educational content (wherever that content may happen to come from)?

Is content as a differentiator dead?

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8 Reasons Teachers Should Try Online Instruction

By Sue Ekimoglou

Sue Ekimoglou of New Jersey's Gloucester High School explains why teaching Advanced Placement math courses online improved her practice and taught students to take more control of their learning. 

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Why We Need to Promote Entrepreneurship in Young Girls

Existing programs that promote and support women's entrepreneurship help address the inequality that currently exists, but they don't reach women early enough.

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