From the somewhat ironically titled Getting Smart blog:
Harun envisions ShowMe playing a role in the future classroom. “Maybe we will shift to a new form of classrooms, leaving the traditional way of gathering 20-30 students in a room everyday,” said Harun. “Maybe students will have their own cubicles as we do now, and they will run apps and watch videos, etc. Or maybe they will not have the obligation to come to school everyday, they will study at home, with their parents working at home.”
Ok, so here we go again. This is what “learning” looks like to folks who think an education is simply mastering a set of concepts and skills that we deliver to kids. We know what they need to know, and all that we really need to change is the delivery method. Cubicles and apps. That’s reform. Cheaper. More efficient. Quantifiable.
Check. The. Box.
Anyone else have a problem with that?
And on another note, I’ve been thinking lately that there’s a whole ‘nother level of problem with the “personalized learning” term. You can’t really personalize learning can you? You can personalize content with the aim that students will learn something. But the learning isn’t fait accompli.
Personal learning is just that. Personalized? #notsomuch