WILL - Focus - September 02, 2013

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age

In most American schools, every student is taught the same basic material at the same basic rate. But school doesn't have to be like that. This hour on Focus, we’ll hear a special documentary produced by AmericanRadioWorks about the rise of “customized learning.”

Gibson City first graders classify mammals in a PBS LearningMedia activity.

Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This hour on Focus, we’ll hear about the rise of so-called "personalized learning,” how schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces the one-size-fits-all classroom.

This hour on Focus was a special produced by American Public Media. We apologize that we are not able to provide a podcast for this program on our website. You can, however, find the full audio for this hour by visiting AmericanRadioWorks' website

Categories: Education

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