We talk a lot about personalized “learning.”
But what we’re really saying is personalized “teaching.”
Either the human or the algorithm deduces the gaps and then supplies “personalized” curriculum to fill them. Either way, the student is the object of the personalization. Someone or something else is deciding what the student “learns,” and how it’s assessed.
And we know we’re teaching. We don’t really know if the learner is “learning,” however.*
Whether or not you want to use that technique, or purchase that software, let’s just call it what it is and acknowledge who is doing what in the transaction.
If the object is to move agency over the learning to the learner, to let the learner decide what questions are of interest, and what paths to take to knowledge, that’s truly “personal learning.”
Let’s do more of that if we really believe kids now need to be powerful learners on their own.
(* Unless you define learning as remembering something long enough to pass the assessment.)