Defining a Changing Model: Where We Are and Where We Are Going
The K-12 educational landscape is changing faster than ever before, with much of that innovation being technology-driven, or at least technology-mediated. As an industry, much time and effort is spent in trying to define the myriad emerging uses of digital learning in both K-12 and higher education and to characterize the impact that these technologies are having on teaching and learning models. In education as elsewhere, evolving and innovative practices often outpace our ability to describe and plan for them.
In an effort to better understand the characteristics of high-quality personalized or customized learning programs, i4tl studied schools that are implementing digital curriculum and content in personalized learning environments.
The forthcoming report, The Intersection of Personalization, Technology, and Leadership: Research into Customized Learning, explores the findings uncovered during this research project. In it, i4tl identifies best practices for the design, implementation and continuous improvement of digital learning models through presentation of both quantitative and qualitative data, illuminated by in-depth case studies of “spotlight schools” at various levels of program implementation.