"The Institute has selected Personalized Learning as the transformative area on which to focus. We believe that personalizing the educational experience for students holds the greatest leverage to transform the current educational design and build capacity for dramatic improvement in the performance of the educational system."
They see several key characteristics in implementing personalized learning. One of note is that "students co-create their own customized learning path". Read on...
> Instruction is customized to individual learning styles and preferences and builds on learner strengths;
> Learning can take place anytime, everywhere utilizing a wide variety of delivery methods;
> Curriculum is dynamic, individually paced and acknowledges learner interests;
> Standards are rigorous, comprehensive and relevant; they provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, but do not dictate when or how students learn;
> Students are authentically engaged in their education experience; they co-create their own customized learning path;
> Teachers assume new roles (e.g. learning coordinators, facilitators and assessors) both individually and as part of instructional teams.