The authors offer a framework—based on three years of campus visits—for thinking about (1) the circumstances under which personalized learning can help students and (2) the best way to evaluate the real educational value for products that are marketed under the personalized learning banner.
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The core of personalization is using technology to give students more individual feedback and differentiated instruction by freeing up class discussion time through offloading lecture content to the computer, providing compute based feedback, or a combination of the two.
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