The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 21st, 2015
An education blog whose authors believe there’s too much hype around “personalized learning” technology has posted a series of video case studies about the trend, hoping to help get beyond overheated rhetoric.
The result is an unusual look at five colleges trying high-tech
classroom experiments and wrestling with how new teaching methods change
the role of students and teachers.
The videos were produced by the education-technology blog e-Literate,
with the support of a $350,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation. The case studies, divided into short segments covering
different topics, together resemble a MOOC. That’s no accident, says
Michael Feldstein, founder of the blog and a host of the videos, who
hopes that some teaching-with-technology centers will use the videos in
their professional-development workshops.