How Can Implementers Apply Digital Personalised Learning in Schools?

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How Can Implementers Apply Digital Personalised Learning in Schools?
This Learning Brief is part of the EdTech Hub Learning Brief Series, providing practical resources for people working to improve the use of technology in education. In this brief, we look at digital personalised learning (DPL), a promising EdTech approach to improving learning outcomes, and consider how to implement this approach in school settings. We draw on work from EdTech Hub and other prominent researchers to first unpack the ‘basics’ of DPL implementation. These include the importance of teaching at the right level as a driver of DPL’s impact, and how DPL tools are applied in schools as supplementary learning and / or integrated into existing curricula. We also consider some of DPL’s technical requirements and achievements in improving learning outcomes. We then explore emerging insights about effective DPL implementation in schools, including the role of teachers as facilitators, the evidence behind student-device ratios, and the importance of coordinating DPL implementation with broader education system actors. Lastly, we look at areas that require further research, noting issues that we at EdTech Hub are still grappling with in our own work, and include lists of resources relevant to DPL application in education systems. Keywords: digital personalised learning; DPL; implementation research; teaching at the right level; learning outcomes; education policy An output of the EdTech Hub,
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DOI: 10.53832/edtechhub.1008 ZenodoArchiveID: 10616734 ZenodoArchiveConcept: 10616733
Plaut, D. (2024). How Can Implementers Apply Digital Personalised Learning in Schools? [Learning Brief]. EdTech Hub.
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