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In the past In a few years, personalized learning has established itself as an innovation focus in education. Despite the focus, progress in introducing personalized learning practices in both K-12 school systems and online learning was slower than expected.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up invested millions of dollars to support and educators like Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academyhave spoken extensively about its importance for education.
Personalized learning encompasses many aspects of learning: let students master topics before moving on to higher topics, give them the ability to control their learning based on their interests and goals, and use classroom-based instruction and interactivity to name just a few to call.
Much of the focus on implementing personalized learning practices has centered around K-12 school systems where new initiatives with mixed results have been taken and these efforts continue.
Beyond the K-12 school systems, however, online education platforms offer a great opportunity to provide personalized learning experiences to students worldwide, and the level of innovation has fallen short of expectations.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) such as Udacity, Coursera and edX was created at the beginning of the 2010s and contributed to putting high-quality content online and making it accessible worldwide. H.anyway They haven't innovated much when it comes to personalized learning Studies have shown that they have actually seen a decrease in the rate of completion of courses.
In recent years, startups have developed platforms that give teachers a gig economy and enable them to give live lectures in small, highly interactive environments. Apps designed to provide personalized learning experiences to users learning domain-specific skills such as math or language have proven to be promising, but there is room for much more innovation in this regard.
These newer approaches have the potential to democratize personalized learning by innovating the software teaching platform, enabling better online teaching with teachers, and helping students better understand their mastery of topics.