Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires. Adaptive Learning Solution Waggle
JANUARY 16, 2019
Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced that it has acquired adaptive learning solution Waggle
JANUARY 16, 2019
Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced that it has acquired adaptive learning solution Waggle
NOVEMBER 8, 2017
The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Jose, Ferreira, who launched the global adaptive technology company in 2008, will remain on the board of directors. The post Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Adaptive Learning Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Knewton
JUNE 30, 2016
But optimizing a flawed model of education is not in the best interests of our students, and from a learning outcomes perspective may make things worse than they already are. In the case of adaptive learning, education commentator Audrey Watters gave examples of how things can go badly wrong on her blog. Serendipity and curiosity are such important elements in learning,” she asks. This is particularly (but not exclusively) true for K-8 mathematics learning.
JULY 19, 2016
In Spring 2016, faculty, support staff and administrators at Oregon State University met to candidly share their experiences with adaptive learning technology. First we talk about how language is one barrier to adopting adaptive technology.
MAY 17, 2017
Going forward, Pearson “is developing its own in-house adaptive learning capability,” said a representative for the company. The post Pearson To Scale Back Partnership With Adaptive Learning Provider Knewton appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum/Digital Curriculum Online/Virtual Learning Personalized/Adaptive Learning
JUNE 3, 2015
Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Once known for a learning game, the Redwood City, Calif.-based based company now touts itself as a provider of adaptive-learning technologies for educational content providers. Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children. The company has refocused its business and research around what it calls its “Adaptive Learning Platform.”
APRIL 10, 2017
market in 2014, Smart Sparrow’s offerings have increasingly been described as “adaptive courseware.” Adaptive’ is just one feature of good learning design,” the company’s founder and CEO tells EdSurge. Good learning design also needs to be engaging, motivational and structured in the right way.”. More than 20,000 online courses have been created by over 8,000 educators, the company claims. His company has attracted big dollars from investors as well.
AUGUST 17, 2015
Partnership will bring personalized learning products to high schools in Japan. Knewton has announced a partnership with Classi to provide adaptive learning solutions to Japanese public schools. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News
AUGUST 24, 2017
The infusion of funds will allow the Beijing-based English language provider to continue to grow and add teaching Mandarin to its services, the company says. Company VIPKID Raises $200 Million, Eyes Expansion appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum English-Language Learners International / Global Markets Personalized / Adaptive Learning
AUGUST 20, 2015
New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. According to the company, this includes more than 5,000 videos, images, websites and games “reviewed and approved by LeapFrog learning experts.”
MARCH 15, 2018
Herndon, Virginia, March 15, 2018 — This summer, Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) is incorporating major enhancements to Stride ™, its award-winning supplemental learning solution for standards-aligned skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade. Stride includes an adaptive question engine to personalize the student experience for improved academic gains. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. It’s no secret that digital solutions are growing and that print companies are struggling.
JUNE 29, 2016
In the latest round of dealmaking news, a number of ed-tech companies staged successful fundraising rounds, including China-based tutoring platform Entstudy and Piper, a startup that offers computer kits for kids. million in seed funding from investors that included Princeton University, Reach Capital, 500 Startups, Chaac Ventures, FoundersXFund, Jaan Tallinn (co-founder of Skype), and Jay Silver (founder of Makey Makey), the company said in a statement.
APRIL 6, 2015
Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform. Apps Ed-tech Venture Capital apps educents k12dealmaking literacy monkimun schoolrunner studentdata tales2go venturecapital
JANUARY 12, 2017
When one of today’s hottest edtech companies was founded, Intel Corp., the kingpin of computer chip companies, was barely a year old, and the microprocessor had not yet been invented. pulled off another intriguing move: Creating a way to support a public university without losing its edge as a private company. Over the past five years, the company has been following a hockey-stick growth curve: It had $39 million in sales in 2012; last year’s sales topped $190 million.
APRIL 12, 2018
New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), or freely downloadable and adaptable learning materials. One company, Top Hat, is trying to shift away from that by opening up its marketplace of mostly OER materials to users for free. By removing some existing fees, the company hopes to thread a tricky needle of making OER actually free—while still running a for-profit company.
MARCH 27, 2017
Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.
JULY 3, 2017
Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The mission of the OLC DLIAwards is to discover student-centered active learning solutions that advance the world of digital learning for all students,” says Kathleen Ives, the CEO and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.
APRIL 18, 2017
Adaptive learning and instructional design company Smart Sparrow raised $4 million, and Bomberbot, a coding platform for children based in the Netherlands and Finland, raised money in a funding round led by a Dutch investment firm. Marketplace K-12 Adaptive Learning Coding edtech K-12 Dealmaking
AUGUST 28, 2018
When I first joined the Christensen Institute over five years ago we were knee-deep in studying the fast-growing market of tools designed to support blended learning environments. Coordinating platform companies are not in the business of recruiting new mentors or experts.
Think Through Math
AUGUST 23, 2016
Consistent Growth and Top Workplace Rankings a Direct Result of Award-Winning Web-Based Learning Solution’s Positive Impact on Students Across the Country. PITTSBURGH (August 23, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, creators of the award-winning Think Through Math program, heads into “back to school” season as the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. and one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing companies. companies for the third consecutive year.
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.
JANUARY 24, 2019
For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning.
MAY 6, 2019
In the second eye-raising deal for the higher-ed publishing industry in as many weeks, Wiley, a major textbook publisher, has agreed to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of digital courseware and adaptive-learning technologies.
MAY 1, 2019
He alleged that the university was requiring students in many microeconomics courses to buy a digital homework tool called MindTap so that the university would get for a grant from Cengage, the textbook company that makes it.
OCTOBER 16, 2018
As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!
MAY 1, 2019
The new company will retain the McGraw Hill name, but will be led by Michael Hansen, currently the CEO of Cengage. Like other established textbook publishers, both companies have reoriented their businesses around digital offerings.
JULY 16, 2018
Adaptive learning company, Waggle, today announced a strategic partnership with next-generation curriculum and assessment company, Amplify.
JULY 18, 2018
In this week’s dealmaking news, a handful of education companies were acquired; Follett acquired adaptive learning platform Fishtree and Chegg acquired online studying platform StudyBlue. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Follett, Chegg, Golden Gate Capital Make Acquisitions appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions study platforms
DECEMBER 21, 2016
Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Yesterday, the New York-based company announced that Ryan Prichard, who has been with the company since July 2012, most recently as Chief Technology Officer, will assume the CEO position. Ferreira, who founded the company in 2008, will remain on the company’s board of directors.
OCTOBER 3, 2016
McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Redbird Advanced Learning , a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts, and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
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MARCH 28, 2018
Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, is being piloted in college courses across the country. Through our partnerships with philanthropic foundations and our alliance with other educational resource companies, OpenStax is breaking down the most common barriers to learning and empowering students and instructors to succeed.
MARCH 27, 2018
announces Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to tailor learning materials for students studying Chinese. AI technology is the foundation of the company’s flagship language learning product: Ponddy Chinese Smart Textbooks. Ponddy Education Inc.
MAY 12, 2017
Throughout the past decade, Knewton ’s adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s adaptive learning engine for some of its digital offerings. The publisher co-led the New York City-based company’s $33 million Series D round in October 2011, hailed at the time as a strategic investment and a major vote of confidence in Knewton’s potential.
JANUARY 29, 2018
One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
In this week’s dealmaking news, assessment developer ACT invested adaptive learning company Smart Sparrow. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Learning Management / Student Information Systems Mergers and Acquisitions Public-Private Education PartnershipsAlso, K-12 engagement platform LivingTree acquired fundraising platform Edbacker and PeopleAdmin acquired Performance Matters.
JULY 11, 2017
Knewton pioneered adaptive-learning technology and amassed more than $157 million in venture capital, but lately the company has weathered through the loss of publishing partners and the departure of its outspoken founder. I got called by a recruiter about three months ago, and he mentioned adaptive,” Kibby says. “I What’s attractive about Knewton,” he continues, “is that it is the most recognized personalized-learning brand in the world.”