What Is Personalized Education?

Quick, name the hottest trend in education today.

Chances are personalization came to your tongue, pronto. But what exactly do you mean by “personalized?”

Adaptive learning? Coaching? Tailored curriculum?

And therein lies the problem. If we don’t have a common understanding of this concept, it will never succeed at scale, no matter how hot it is today.

To help our field move further, faster, the CEOs of Fidelis and Smarter Sparrow teamed up to create a Taxonomy of Personalized Education.

Taxonomy of Personalized Education

Learn more at EdSurgehttps://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-12-28-opinion-defining-the-taxonomy-for-personalized-education

The 3 Things Students Need to Succeed

As an educational community, we spend a disproportionate amount of time focused on student failure:

  • Why aren’t students ready for college?
  • Why do so many students dropout?
  • Why is it so hard to get a good job after graduation?

While these investigations are certainly useful, we decided to flip this traditional approach on its head and ask the opposite question:

What makes the best students succeed?

In other words, we know a lot about why students fail (lack of preparation, financial difficulties, etc.) but wouldn’t it be interesting to understand more about why others succeed? Because if we know about what drives success, we can potentially help at-risk students tap into some of these same strategies.

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To this end, we reviewed over two dozen articles on student persistence (i.e., what makes students succeed) and found three traits that appeared time-and-again. We call them the 3 Ps.

To learn more about what drives success and how you can help your own students build these traits, read on:

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The $10,000 Degree

Inside Higher Ed has a great story on Brandman University’s new competency-based bachelor’s degree:

The degree is also completely severed from the credit-hour standard… Brandman estimates the typical student will be able to complete the degree in 30 months. At $5,400 in tuition and fees per year, that means some students should be able to earn the bachelor’s degree for $10,000.

In order to accelerate learning, each student will have access to an academic coach and tutoring faculty. Which means that relationships matter more than ever. So it’s no wonder that Learning Relationship Management was called out as a key component in this emerging space:

Fidelis Education’s learning relationship management system (LRM) can work for institutions with competency-based degrees. Gunnar Counselman, the company’s founder and CEO, said one institution is using the system this way, and another 20 plan to create competency-based badges to supplement their core curriculums.

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