I'm a big Nancy Bailey fan, and her post today inspired me. She writes about the language used to sell ed tech solutions as the profit-based and data-gathering wings of reformerdom race toward the Next Big Thing-- Personalized Competency Based Proficiency Mastery Mass Customized Algorithm Driven Learning Education Stuff.
"Personalized" as it's currently used is a similar dodge, being used to sell a system that is nothing like what people imagine when they hear the words "personalized education."
Bailey provided an excellent list, but I wanted to take it a step further and provide a chart to help you remember what all of those terms mean when used by promoters of the Next Big Thing. Yes, these words have other meanings in other contexts-- that's precisely the point. But those meanings are not what are intended here.