'Personalized Learning' Debate Takes a Personal Turn

TOO PERSONAL? Is “personalized learning” rooted in evidence-supported theory, or has it become an ideology? The first volley in an informed (and respectful) debate over “personalized learning” was fired by Benjamin Riley, when he wrote a provocatively-titled post, “Don’t Personalize Learning.” The post has sparked a flurry of debates and comments from the likes of Alex Hernandez, Dan Meyer, Anthony Kim and others. Audrey Watters compiles the back-and-forth in chronological order and adds a female voice. “Why do we make this stuff so complicated?” asks e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein.

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