Solution Provider IDs Five Steps in a Well-Planned Personalized Learning Program
NEW YORK, November 15, 2016 – In 2013, the federal government introduced the ConnectED initiative designed to help America’s K12 education system employ technology to deliver a more personalized learning experience. As part of this initiative, 99 percent of American K12 schools are expected to have access to next-generation broadband by 2018. But better access to bandwidth is just the first step in a comprehensive plan that opens the door to a whole new technological world for K12 students: the world of personalized learning. The idea is to deliver personalized learning profiles and pathways for each student, evaluations that are based more on measurable competencies than grades, the development of a flexible technology-based learning environment, and the development of a more structured emphasis on college and career readiness. According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), the stumbling block for many K12 administrators to date has been a lack of direction about the kinds of technologies to implement and the best ways to roll them out to deliver the desired end results.
“There is enormous pressure on K12 administrators – and by extension, on district CIOs – to elevate student test scores, get more students into college, and really transform the way children learn,” says Adam Petrovsky, GovEd Practice Leader for Logicalis US. “The key lies in the successful implementation of personalized learning strategies and the deployment of technologies that make it possible to deliver meaningful results across the board that transcend both demographics and socioeconomic class. Introducing personalized learning strategies into the K12 curriculum demands time, money, resources, technology and creative expertise that may require partnering with an experienced solution provider that knows and understands personalized learning as well as the educational and technical requirements for a successful implementation.”
Implementing personalized learning is a huge undertaking that requires the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team of experts who can guide school officials through the process. It’s not just about bandwidth and devices – it’s about the strategy for rolling out the program, keeping the network and the kids who use it safe from cyberthreats, and the development of best practices that can be shared with other districts nationwide. To jumpstart conversations between school administrators and district IT personnel, Logicalis’ government and education experts have outlined five important steps along the road to personalized learning.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
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