How Can Implementers Apply Digital Personalised Learning in Schools?

Part of the learning brief series

A guide for

  • Policymakers 
  • Implementers
  • School Administrators

Why this matters

Digital personalised learning (DPL) tools have the potential to be transformative for the future of education. By using adaptive technology to tailor learning content to individual learner characteristics and needs, DPL tools can offer dynamic learning environments for individual learners. While the impact of these tools in improving learning outcomes seems promising, their application in school settings is challenging and complex. Read on to explore insights about the application of DPL tools effectively and at scale in schools.

Key insights to improve practice

  • Involve teachers in co-creating DPL tools and tailoring implementation models to their needs in order to enhance their integration and impact on student learning outcomes.
  • Consider creative approaches to make the most of each DPL device in order to maximise cost-effectiveness.
  • Successful implementation of DPL tools hinges on collaboration with relevant decision-makers who hold the keys to infrastructure, space, and time needed for its integration into education systems.

Areas for further exploration

To ensure the impact of DPL is maximised, you should also consider:

  • How to use DPL tools to further empower educators through streamlining administrative tasks and leveraging assessment data to help guide classroom instruction.
  • How to ensure that the application of DPL tools is cost-effective, especially in tight resource settings.

Useful tools and resources

A curated list of resources from EdTech experts to help continue your exploration of this topic.

Trends in digital personalized
learning in low-and middle-income countries

The effectiveness of technology-supported personalised learning in low- and middle-income countries: A meta-analysis

How can technology be used to maximise the effectiveness of personalised learning and teaching at the level of the student?

Technology-Supported Personalised Learning: A Rapid Evidence Review

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Plaut, D. (2024). How Can Implementers Apply Digital Personalised Learning in Schools? [Learning Brief]. EdTech Hub.

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