Online Learning Update

September 20, 2017

New study points to benefits of personalized learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Linda Jacobson, Education Dive

A new study from Education Elements finds that personalized learning programs, in which students typically work at their own pace on laptops or tablets, are leading to growth in math and reading skills, according to Business Insider. The consulting organization’s study of 36,000 students in five districts focuses on performance on the NWEA’s MAP and other assessments, and one Alabama district saw 72% of students in grades 3 through 8 reach their target scores on the ACT Aspire test, up from just 28% in the 2014-15 school year. The article notes additional research from the RAND Corporation, which suggested that students using online learning programs performed better than those in classrooms where teachers lectured.

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