McGraw-Hill exec says tech will necessitate a rethinking of K-12 age-grouping
- Jeff Livingston, senior vice president of College and Career Readiness at McGraw-Hill, said Thursday that advances in educational technology will, in the next five to six years, lead schools and educators to rethink age-grouping in K-12 education--particularly at the high-school level.
- Technology, including online platforms like Khan Academy, are increasingly helping teachers guide students in learning at their own pace, and the advancement of such personalized education may lead to multiage, competency-based traditional classrooms sooner than later.
- Livingston also believes the value of a high school diploma will face increasing challenges from certificates organized around what an individual can do as opposed to what they know.
From the article:
Online platforms like Khan Academy are already starting to flip classrooms across the country so that students can learn at their own pace. But some think it might not be too long before technology pushes schools to personalize education in even more structural ways, so that students are no longer grouped by age, but by competency. ...
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