What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

Organization: iNACOL
Author: Bruce Friend, Susan Patrick, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark
Published: February 1, 2017

The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. In the pages that follow, we define personalized learning and describe why it matters. We highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how personalized learning differs from traditional learning and to show what personalized learning means for students and teachers. We provide recommendations for the ways in which parents, families and communities can support the transformation of their schools.