Personalized Learning


Personalized learning refers to a broad set of strategies intended to make each student's educational experience responsive to his or her talents, interests, and needs. RAND's study of personalized learning for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation produced a series of publications from 2014 though 2017 that represents the largest and most rigorous body of research on personalized learning to date. Several related projects are underway.

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    Designing Innovative High Schools

    Sep 21, 2017

    Opportunity by Design (ObD) uses innovative design principles like personalized instruction to help prepare students for postsecondary success. RAND's interim report on ObD lays out how these principles are implemented in schools, their strengths, and early challenges.

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    High School Teachers' Perceptions and Use of Personalized Learning

    Aug 10, 2020

    Technology-facilitated personalized learning approaches have become increasingly common in K–12 schools across the United States. How are high school teachers using personal learning practices? And which supports and resources do they need to use them effectively?

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