I’m taking a page out of current political discourse in this country and naming this post the exact opposite of what it actually is.
It would be much, much more accurate to say that the “case against personalized learning” is actually “the case against algorithms making learning decisions for students” but that’s not very catchy, is it?
Here’s the article that has me a bit riled up: The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning.
High Point #1:
There seems to be the assumption that “personalized” must mean an adaptive software program. Along with that assumption is the idea that it is the tech industry trying to make a profit. Now, I think y’all know me well enough to know that I’m always going to “follow the money” when talking about choices schools make for curriculum. In that sense, I agree whole-heartedly with the secondary premise of tech industries trying to make a profit. However, it’s the first premise – that personalized means software – that I find so discouraging.Continue reading “The Case Against Personalized Learning”