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The Path to Personalized Learning is Primarily Digital

Reprinted from the September 18 Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Bob Swiggum BOB SWIGGUMChief Information OfficerDepartment of Education Digital education is the use of technology to deliver instruction.  Technology allows teachers to shift away from requiring all students to learn at the same pace and with the same style.  Every one of us has been in a classroom, frustrated by the fact that some of our classmates seem to understand a topic with ease as we struggle with the concept.  Many of us also have had the experience of easily understanding a concept while some classmates lagged behind. For me, it was math.  The abstract nature of ninth-grade algebra was mystifying to me, but along came 10th grade geometry.  I outplaced my… View Article
By Mike Klein Mike Klein, Editor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation What we know or can know about each other never ceases to amaze me and it constantly evolves.  Netflix knows the movies we like.  Amazon knows what we want to purchase.  Websites target us with messages based on how we use websites.  Even toddlers use the web for videos and games as they acquire skill sets that will be essential for learning and success. The all-knowing online digital world will re-imagine and liberate learning.  “Education used to be someplace you went to.  You used to go to school to learn,” says John Bailey, executive director of Digital Learning Now!  “Now all of a sudden learning can come to wherever… View Article

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