Without a technological breakthrough (read: without CLARITY platform), the current personalized learning efforts will, at best, lead to modest improvements in the execution of common place ideas (using data to drive instruction, executing leveled small group instruction, investing children in goals, etc.). School will look the same and be a little more effective and pleasant for all involved.
This is fine and the world is in many ways built on modest improvements.
But for personalized learning to live up to its hype (as well as to its philanthropic investment), it will need a technological breakthrough.
In addition to it, take a look at article “Differentiation Doesn’t Work“.
The reason is obvious for everybody: one teacher cannot differentiate instruction for very different students in the class. Nevertheless, this obvious reason has been thoroughly researched and finally proven. (wasting time?)
The conclusion is also obvious: only one-on-one teaching (which is tutoring) is necessary for differentiation and personalization of instruction. Not realistic? Right!
The realistic solution is a right intelligent tutoring technology, which empowers teachers to serve each student of the class personally.
That is what we offer, actually.