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Paul Bond

Adaptive learning vs. Info Lit

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What WALL-E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning

Now, more than ever before, people are desperately in need of skills that will help them determine what is worthy of their attention, and how to effectively study and learn over their lifetime in this increasingly ill-structured and information-rich environment.

Those skills are what we call information literacy - the key to lifelong learning. I hadn't thought about it before, but I can see his point that adaptive/personalized learning stunts IL development. It's an attempt to inject content and knowledge into the learner, learning with training wheels, when it would be better to empower/enable the learner to explore, self-regulate and self-assess