The 4 Common Characteristics of Personalized Learning — from thejournal.com by Leila Meyer
iNACOL offers ideas for implementing personalized learning in K-12 schools with the support of families and the community.
According to the report, there are many different approaches to personalized learning, but most of them share these common characteristics:
- Student ownership of their learning process;
- Focus on the learning process rather than “big end-of-year tests”;
- Competency or mastery-based student progression; and
- Anytime, anywhere learning.
In the spirit of pulse-checking the landscapes…those of us working in higher education, take heed. These are your future students. What expectations from students might you encounter in the (not-too-distant) future? What are the ramifications for which pedagogies you decide to use?
Further out, for those of you working in the corporate learning & development world or in corporate training/universities, your time may be further out here…but you need to take heed as well. These are your future employees. They will come into your organizations with their expectations for how they prefer to learn and grow. Will you meet them where they are at?
We operate in a continuum…we’d be wise to pulse-check what’s happening in the earlier phases of this continuum.