White Paper: Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles
By John Bailey, Samuel Casey Carter, Carri Schneider, Tom Vander Ark
This article investigates the following questions:
- What if students instead came to each course or classroom with a digital backpack of data about their learning levels, preferences, motivations, and personal accomplishments?
- How would this improve each teacher’s ability to tailor learning to meet the needs of individual students?
- What if parents and students could easily access their child’s records to share the information with afterschool providers?
- How would all of the personalization this affords add up to deeper learning and improved college and career readiness?
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