Updated Report Version 3: Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization

Barbara Bray, Oct 04, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

We're getting into the leading edge of a terminological whirlwind as technology increasingly offers us ways to personalize, I mean individualize, um, whatever, education. Now when I write about 'personal learning' I don't mean any of these things, though there is some overlap in concept. I have my own explaining to do, but meanwhile, this post (which links to a PDF) is a useful account of the distinction between three major approaches to learning. Each of these describes ways a teacher responds to the distinct needs of a student.

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