Probably the biggest problem in creating an education system where every student has their own personalized curriculum is one of scale. It’s not really practical to have a teacher create personalized lessons for each student so how do you do it? How do you mass produce customization?
Well, on one hand we are dealing with computers so at least you don’t have to do something physical. Information is pliable. I found this article below that might give a clue how to do this.
I have speculated that the best way to do a custom learning environment would be to use Artificial Intelligence. Imagine a computer that would be with the child from birth. It would be able to watch everything the child does and identify areas of strength and weaknesses. It would then be able to create lessons on the fly as the child goes through life.
I know a lot of teachers would object that an AI is impersonal and you always will need a flesh and blood teacher. That may be true but I don’t think so. When the telephone companies switched over to direct dial, there were people who said you would always need a human operator to connect calls. I would think that an AI system which is with a child 24 hours a day would have a much better insight than a teacher who gets a child for 6 months, sometimes for only one hour a day.
I still think there will be needs for teachers, I just think it’s likely that 80-90% of the learning will come from AI at some point.
Please check out the article. The sort of technology they are talking about can be applied to automated, personalized lessons I think.