May 15 2019
K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030
Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics and other emerging technologies are expected to take on a big role in education. It's nearly impossible to predict exactly what that will look like, but experts do believe that these new tools have huge potential for personalized learning, tailored to the needs of each individual student.
- Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas
- Steven Langford, CIO, Beaverton School District
- Pete Just, CTO, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
- Complexities arising from globalization, emerging technologies and other factors pose challenges for educators seeking to forecast the future of education.
- At the same time, educators must be attuned to workplace evolutions in order to effectively prepare students for the world into which they will graduate.
- Data analytics and artificial intelligence have the potential to significantly increase the personalization of instruction, while also prompting a rethinking of the role of teachers.