The above cookbook was a task that was assigned and completed between September 24-28, 2018.
As individualization increases, so does the potential for isolation (para. 4).If individualize means to make individual or distinctive, I don't necessarily see this as only a social phenomenon. Individualization (and personalization) is just as much cognitive (internal) as it is social. Today's technology can use algorithms to approximate ways of facilitating teaching and learning (which I have no qualms about) but what really matters is how educators assist learners in how to become better... well, learners. Educators can help learners become more aware of how to better personalize their own learning experiences for particular purposes - educators can differentiate instruction but they cannot personalize learning.
... if we over-individualize, learning can quickly become impersonal..." (para. 7).Nothing about teaching and learning is "impersonal". This is like accusing someone of "having no personality". Everyone has a personality because... well, everyone is a person. Since everyone is a person, the act of learning can only be personal. Therefore, learning is a result of one having personalized certain behaviors, thoughts, and materials for a particular purpose.
"...I think [we use a web-based, adaptive tool for math instruction] because then our parents don't have to help us with our homework" (para. 12).In this case, the student is being forced to use a technology without understanding why, how, and to what end. This is the opposite of personalization. Any time a discussion or decision is made about using technology without considering other factors like rationales, objectives, higher order of thinking, human relationships, etc., then personalization becomes an afterthought. The problem here might not have anything to do with the technology but how, why, and/or to what end the technology is being used.