Personalized Learning refers to instructional learning that focuses more on the needs of each student rather than their grade level. In contrast to the traditional teacher-centered model where a single educator teaches all students in the same way in one strict class.
The aim of this learning is to maximize students’ self-competence in their own learning path; This, however, is not intended as an end goal but rather as a means to usher students into a better life either in academic life or after school.
Many educational institutions have implemented this method in every classroom and proved its effectiveness, while some others are still struggling to face various problems in implementing this method.
There are several reasons why personalized learning should also move to the university level.
1. Personalized Learning caters to various learning styles
Each student has a uniquely different way of understanding the material that is taught to them, some prefer a visual approach, some understand better through hearing, some prefer to analyze and read. The old method, however, caters to those with a single all-encompassing learning style in one large class, some students may follow and some may not. Instead, personalised learning offers students a variety of styles and allows them to choose the one that suits them best.
In the traditional method, the teacher decides the pace of learning that students should follow up. They have to struggle to take the first grade to the final exam with a limited time determined by the syllabus and curriculum. Only if they were slow would they be left behind. However, personalised learning helps them set the best pace for mastering material they can’t keep up with.
3. Assessing students’ personal approach
As previously mentioned, there are differences in students’ interests and learning needs. Assessing and reviewing these differences is one of the main points of personalized learning. Professional educators are needed to help students acquire the basic knowledge in order to better understand material they missed and think critically about what they want to achieve in their preferred style.
4. Widely Accessible Educational Technology
With technology, every student can access the materials they need. Personalization Wild learning uses educational technology in the learning process that can cover the grip of every student.
5. Values and Moral Equality are the principles of Personalized Learning
Although personalized learning shows the individual, it does not mean that personalized learning does not include moral values in society and society. Personalized learning also encourages students to group in small teams with other students to solve problems, so that students can gain moral value in those small groups and later in society when they deal with various people.