Knewton adaptive learning technology goes global

Just days after announcing an expansion of a collaboration with Pearson to bring its adaptive learning technology to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, Knewton has announced it is also expanding its reach to new parts of the globe.

Knewton collects millions of data points to create models that can be broken down to help with learning.

Since 2008, Knewton’s technology has been fueling adaptive learning for millions of students, but it’s been primarily confined to North America.

Now, the company is partnering with Cambridge University Press to power the press’s English Language Teaching products, and opening an office in London to support adaptive learning in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

The press’s Learning Management System is used by 250,000 students, and it has a presence in more than 50 countries.…Read More

Adaptive learning helps personalize instruction for students

Adaptive learning has steadily gained popularity in higher education.

Many experts believe adaptive learning will elevate education in the future, and the technology already has found its way into several higher-ed software programs.

In adaptive learning, specially designed computer programs assess students’ subject-matter knowledge and then create individual learning maps based on those findings. If a student struggles in one area, the program repeatedly reinforces that topic, and it lets students progress quickly through areas in which they demonstrate mastery.

In the past few years, multiple learning companies have recognized the trend toward adaptive learning and are vying to create the most successful model that garners the best results for students.…Read More