How to Personalize Education with Advanced Technologies

By Education Technology Insights | Thursday, July 02, 2020

Personalized learning will build a suitable learning environment for the students, and reduce the administrative workload of teachers allowing them to focus on teaching.

FREMONT, CA: Schools and other educational institutes are discarding old traditional ways of learning and adopting new technologies to remold the learning process. Nowadays, personalized learning is playing a crucial role in the learning process as it aims to customize learning for each student's strengths, needs, skills, and interests.

Let us take a closer look at how technology can deliver personalized learning.

Set a target to encourage self-regulation and reflection for motivated learners

Motivated students participate actively in lessons, and practice meticulously out of the classroom. Students get a better motivation when they feel that they have a part to play in their own learning goals. Students can easily monitor their personal goals and adjust accordingly, without feeling overwhelmed, if they get the opportunity to self-regulate and reflect. Learning management systems (LMS) can strengthen students with more control over their own learning experience. There are several apps for students to access their daily calendars, assignments, and curriculum material. With the help of these apps, they can easily track their learning journey and progress.

Promote active participation and strategic thinking

Students develop active learning and strategic thinking by creating things. Active learning can improve student engagement in the learning process, and their understanding and retention of complex ideas and concepts. Students also develop self-reliance, creative thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and computational skills. Several technologies enable virtual reality and allow students to learn in a better way.

Take into consideration developmental and individual differences

The understanding and learning level differ from student to student. Some take a long time to understand things, while others learn quickly. Students prefer to practice at their own pace to retain ideas and concepts. Traditional classrooms are unable to provide personalized space for them, but technology can achieve it for them. Some of the online learning apps allow access to 24x7 learning and practicing.

Collaborate to learn new info and build on prior knowledge

Working as a team on projects can improve the learning process, as it allows them to present their ideas, evaluate different points of views, and negotiate to reach an agreement. Through this process, students can process information more thoroughly and reinforce their existing knowledge. Technology apps facilitate collaboration in and out of the classroom, which helps improve group work, accelerate learning time, and enhance active engagement.

Most of the educational institutions are using new technologies to leverage the teaching-learning process. These new technologies focus on personalized learning to empower the education system by creating a perfect learning environment.

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