Learning Strategies

Personalized Learning: More Than Watching and Rewinding Lecture Videos

Mar 21, 2017

WHAT PERSONALIZED LEARNING IS NOT: Dan Meyers has plenty of pet peeves with edtech buzzwords. What recently grinded his gears: when writers conflate the ability to fast-forward, rewind and pause video lectures with “personalized learning.” Among the highlights in the lucid grumbling from the Chief Academic Officer of Desmos:

Personalized learning is only as good as its technology, and in 2017 that technology isn’t good enough. Its gravity pulls towards videos of adults talking about math, followed by multiple choice exercises for practice, all of which is leavened by occasional projects.

Learning Strategies

Personalized Learning: More Than Watching and Rewinding Lecture Videos

Mar 21, 2017

WHAT PERSONALIZED LEARNING IS NOT: Dan Meyers has plenty of pet peeves with edtech buzzwords. What recently grinded his gears: when writers conflate the ability to fast-forward, rewind and pause video lectures with “personalized learning.” Among the highlights in the lucid grumbling from the Chief Academic Officer of Desmos:

Personalized learning is only as good as its technology, and in 2017 that technology isn’t good enough. Its gravity pulls towards videos of adults talking about math, followed by multiple choice exercises for practice, all of which is leavened by occasional projects.

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