Personalizing K-12 Technology to Improve Learning Outcomes

Published May 12, 2015

By Communications Team

How personalized ed-tech can empower K-12 students and teachers to shape the learning experience At McGraw-Hill, we apply the science of learning to create technology that can deliver highly personalized educational experiences for all students. Elementary and high school students in particular have incredibly diverse learning styles and needs. Innovations such as adaptive learning systems and modularized content have permanently changed the expectations for digital learning at all levels.

However, the most successful K-12 ed-tech tools rely on more than learner input alone -- they also empower the instructor. Our open learning collaborations with Microsoft and NYU will better enable instructors to affect the technology their students use and analyze the results with great precision. We're not just personalizing technology to the learners -- we're personalizing it to the teachers, too.

In these videos, our technology and academic leaders explain how we're developing new ed-tech that can cater to the individual preferences and needs of students and teachers:

McGraw-Hill Chief Digital Officer, Stephen Laster, explores how purposeful ed-tech can fade into the background to better facilitate instruction and student-to-teacher interaction.

Dr. Shawn Mahoney, our Chief Academic Officer, discusses what adaptive learning technology is and how it can support strategic learning plans for individuals and groups of students.

Dr. Shanika Hope looks at the changing profile of public schools and how technology can meet the diverse learning needs and styles of today's students.

A look at how we empower preK-12 educators and learners with programs, tools, and services to make the science of learning serve the art of teaching.

Visit Ideas@MHE to learn what inspires the new McGraw-Hill and how we combine the science of learning with the art of teaching to improve outcomes for all learners.