Personalized learning succeed in this technology-rich environment, but is insufficient on its own to reshape the student's classroom experience. On the other hand teachers also can use technology platforms to support data-driven learning like never before, personalizing learning to students’ interests, passions, strengths, and needs. Personalized learning is mainly based on student's own performance and evaluate them accordingly. This type of learning can also fit the each and every students needs based on their performance. It is a platform to get each students needs,interest and learning space.
One-line definition of the following explain how the confusion between those term and personalized learning. Each definition overlaps in at least one key area with personalized learning.
- Adaptive learning: technology used to assign human or digital resources to learners based ontheir unique needs
- Individualized learning: the pace of learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individual students
- Differentiated learning: the approach to learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individualstudents
- Competency-based learning: learners advance through a learning pathway based on theirability to demonstrate competency, including the application and creation of knowledge alongwith skills and dispositions
So, what is personalized learning? Some people say self learning is personalized learning, is that?
“Personalized learning is instructional approach optimized for each of the leaner who wants to learn. It may vary on learner to learner needs.”
Based on the leaner interest we have to frame the learning materials because easily digestible types of learning makes more relevance and meaningful to learners. Some may like video contents like animating the concept with 3-dimentional view. Some may like the storytelling way of contents to learn. Only by the interest of each leaner we trigger the leaning habit to next level. When we given more choice on learning people will get more interest on learning more than what they are learning.
Technology plays the major role in personalized learning. Learners are given choice in what, how, when, and where they learn we can measure & track the results through various technology devices. When learning is supported by technology, learners can receive more frequent and immediate feedback through formative assessments, quizzes, and checks for understanding with results provided to teachers and learners in real time. With the right tools, learning gaps that impede progress can be identified more quickly, allowing learners to close those gaps.EduGrid helps students in intelligent course planning; digitizing their study calendar and pre downloads the required contents in advance. EduGrid helps teachers by having a real time data access for all assessment material for individual students. It also helps the institutions by keeping track of student’s usage, involvement, attendance and faculty’s course planning involvement and supportive material suggestions. EduGrid is also known as a digital library, which means all learning materials can be accessed anytime from all over the grid.
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