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Redesigning School

Technology Personalizes Learning

The current approach to incorporating
technology into present-day school.

The potential of technology is to personalize learning for students, to move away from the obsolete batch-processing model of high school.

Personalization does not mean letting students study whatever they wish. It means individualizing the way and pace at which they learn, with teachers building on students’ individual aptitudes and motivations.

Most schools now have computers. The issue today is use. Most use is adapting technology to traditional school—much as cinematography was originally used to film stage plays.

Used correctly, it is hard to believe technology will not affect education as profoundly as it has other activities that involve the storage and manipulation of information: newspapers, magazines, books, film, video.