The infographic “10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015” was one of the most popular I shared in 2014. In this more detailed image, Bray and McClaskey dive deeper into what each of the ten trends, broken out by the four areas indicated above. For more information on their work, visit their website and check out their excellent recently published book, Make Learning Personal.
2015 is the year the focus will finally turn the corner by organizations in education and the business world to get it right: it is about the learner. It is not about calling it “Personalized Instruction” or “Personalized Education.” It is not about the technology, the curriculum, or instruction. It is about the learner making learning personal for his or herself. It is about teacher and learner roles changing. It is about calling students “learners.” It is about transforming the system because now is the time to change the system. The current system is broken. It isn’t working for most of our learners. The current system of content delivery and focusing on performance instead of learning is not making positive changes for our children and their future. So Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray put together four large concepts that encompass the 10 trends that you will see impacting learning starting this coming year: Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning, and Partnerships in Learning.