From WILL - Education Highlights -

One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age

10 am Monday, Sept. 2, on WILL-AM: In most American schools, every student is taught the same basic material at the same basic rate. But school doesn't have to be like that.

Working a math problem at Mooresville Middle School in North Carolina, where each student gets a laptop.

Working a math problem at Mooresville Middle School in North Carolina, where each student gets a laptop.

Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn't been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called "personalized learning." It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom.