Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article promotes a concept called Leadership for Educational Acceleration through Personalization (LEAP). This is the mantra: "As we enter into this new age of personalization, we will continue to leverage the lessons we learned in the era of accountability (skill-based instruction, mastery learning and leveraging student achievement on end-of-course assessments for post-secondary gain)." But I don't really see sufficient evidence that lessons were learned in the 'era of accountability', known more broadly as the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). And my broad preference - which I've described at length elsewhere - is in favour of personal, rather than personalized, learning.

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