Personalizing instruction using ubiquitous digital technology: One vision of the possibilities

To date, the impact of technology in education has been disappointing, but its application to personalized instruction could be exciting. Robert Slavin and Nancy Madden outline their vision

It’s already happening. In schools across the developed world, students are attending classes in which everyone has a powerful tablet or equivalent digital device in front of him or her at all times. Often children can either take these home, or have available at home, equally powerful devices that electronically link home and school, as well as linking young people to each other and with sources of information throughout the world.

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December 2014