Is the pandemic an opportunity for more personalized learning?

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Every Monday this fall, we’re taking a look at how schools are using technology during the pandemic. And for some, it’s an opportunity to make changes to teaching and learning that have been in the works for a long time. Specifically, personalized learning — the idea that kids all learn at different paces and in different ways, and that curriculums can be tailored to a child’s learning style using artificial intelligence to monitor their progress and modify lessons on the fly. Molly speaks with Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He says it’s a good time for an experiment, but we don’t know for sure if it works.

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