June 1, 2017

Why student agency already exists

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer A familiar definition In previous blog posts, I have advanced the U.S. Department of Education’s definition of personalized learning, which asserts that the approach is made up of the following […]
May 4, 2017

Is there really anything new about personalized learning?

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer   A definition As I have previously discussed, one of the most useful definitions of personalized learning comes from the U.S. Department of Education. It reads as follows: Personalized learning […]
January 12, 2017

The law of the vital few

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Teachers regularly report that they have more skills to teach students than the time necessary to teach them. Therefore, teaching often requires making tough choices about which skills to focus […]
November 23, 2016

How can we make sense of personalized learning?

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer   The challenge of a common definition Though conversations about personalization and/or individualization abound, there remains shockingly little agreement on a definition. Many conversations take on a “kitchen sink” dynamic […]