by Eric Horowitz
summary by EdSurge
"You hear the phrase "personalized learning" thrown around about every ten seconds--but does personalized learning actually have a positive effect on learning outcomes? Education researcher Eric Horowitz argues this week that the answer is yes--if teachers tailor their lessons to students' individual interests. One key piece of evidence from a SMU study: students who received personalized lessons were significantly at writing algebraic expressions than students who did not. Even better: low-achievers had a 58% success rate on writing algebraic expressions, whereas those in the control condition had only a 25% success rate."