Knewton launches free, open adaptive learning platform

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‘Friendly robot-tutor in the sky’ delivers on-demand, hyper-personalized learning. Adaptive learning provider Knewton has launched a free, open personalized learning platform. Knewton’s open platform is as broad as the content that users upload.

Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position

Marketplace K-12

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

Pearson To Scale Back Partnership With Adaptive Learning Provider Knewton

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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

Classi, Knewton to launch adaptive learning courses abroad

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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

Wiley to Acquire Knewton’s Assets, Marking an End to an Expensive Startup Journey

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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.

Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

Edsurge

Knewton drew heaps of hype and investment by promising to provide artificial-intelligence technology to major textbook companies to make their content more adaptive. The move marks a major turn for Knewton, which has raised more than $157 million in venture capital based largely on a promise to provide the high-tech engine inside online textbooks created by publishers and organizations. On its website, Knewton describes its new online textbooks as “ course products.”

With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

Edsurge

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.”

Knewton’s New Business Attracts New $25M in Funding. But Some Things Don’t Change.

Edsurge

The company that set the bar for hyping adaptive-learning technology has had to adapt to new leadership and a new business model. Knewton has raised $25 million in a new funding round—the eighth since it launched in 2008. But Knewton’s newest backer, TriplePoint Capital, seems eager to offer a lifeline for the company’s new business model: selling digital courseware directly to higher-ed institutions. “We’re

Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products

Edsurge

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 retrenchment delivers a setback to Knewton, for whom Pearson was the first—and most visible—partner. It’s more complicated to use Knewton.”

Knewton, HP team up on personalized print solutions

eSchool News

Personalized print learning solutions could help close the gap between online, print worlds by letting publishers and teachers tailor materials for students’ individual needs. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $25 Million; Barnes & Noble Education Acquires PaperRater.com

Marketplace K-12

In this week’s dealmaking news, adaptive learning products and technologies provider Knewton raised $25 million. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $25 Million; Barnes & Noble Education Acquires PaperRater.com appeared first on Market Brief. Also, Barnes & Noble Education acquired PaterRater.com, while Codeverse raised $10 million.

Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

Edsurge

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. Knewton has decided to step down from the perch and lay low—for now. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. What’s all the buzz about adaptive learning really about?

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

Marketplace K-12

Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students. The Knewton-powered enVisionMATH2.0

K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $52M; Imagine K12 Merges with Y Combinator

Marketplace K-12

Venture capital deals in the ed-tech market dominated the news over the past week, with companies such as Knewton, SchoolMint, and NuuEd announcing the completion of funding rounds as well as ed-tech accelerator Imagine K12 merging with the Y Combinator fund. In addition, the sector saw several new partnerships spring up, such as Edmentum’s new partnership with WebbAlign and Learning Forward joining forces with Amplify, the former digital education division of News Corp.

Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

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You drop these into a learning pathway, and you resequence them the way you want to,” he says. Lue says that he hopes the LabXChange system will be a prototype of a next-generation learning platform, and that future versions could include adaptive learning features that would offer students different material based on their demonstrated skill level. It’s a little hard to tell how Knewton works because it is so proprietary,” says Lue.

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Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’

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David Wiley, chief academic officer of Lumen Learning The company did not specify a timeframe for how frequently it will print new editions. The goal, she says, is to “make our tools more versatile in terms of how we help students learn.”

Basketball-style breakthroughs in teaching

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Airplanes fly farther, computer processors get faster, cell phone batteries last longer, and online-learning software becomes more engaging all because of increased understanding of how inputs and processes lead to desired outcomes. What education needs is a SportVU-like system that can track and analyze student learning patterns, teacher practices, and student learning growth in a more granular way.

Global Ed-Tech Funding, Propelled by Big Deals, Reaches New Record

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based adaptive learning company Knewton recently announced it was forming a partnership with 17zuoye , which describes itself as the largest online education platform in that country. Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed.

K-12 Dealmaking: Investor Weld North, Learn Launch Make Big Moves

Marketplace K-12

Here’s a roundup of recent news in the world of K-12 dealmaking: Weld North Acquires Intellify Learning: Ed tech investor Weld North Holdings LLC has acquired a controlling interest in Intellify Learning , a cloud-based provider of learning analytics and data management services to collect, measure, store, access, distribute and visualize learning metrics. TAL joins Knewton’s latest round of funding, which is led by Sofina, a Belgian investment group.

K-12 Dealmaking: Khan Academy Acquires App Developer; GradeSlam Raises $1.6 Million

Marketplace K-12

Duck Duck Moose is donating its 21 early learning apps to the online provider. Preschool learning is a natural next step for Khan Academy and fits perfectly into our mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere,” said Khan Academy founder Sal Kahn in the statement. The Gurugram-based startup describes itself as a technology-enabled assessment and learning platform that aims to offer personalized, adaptive and experiential learning.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

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But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. It’s probably the largest and most rigorous study of adaptive learning to date. In most cases, students didn’t get higher grades from using adaptive-learning software, nor were they more likely to pass a course than in a traditional face-to-face class.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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Besides just being an assessment company, we’re also becoming a learning and navigation company,” Roorda tells EdSurge in an interview. QTI was created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit group of education technology developers that maintains standards for how educational data can be captured and shared. million in Smart Sparrow, an Australian developer of adaptive courseware tools used in colleges and universities.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In 9 million (A) 2016 Fosun Group Kaymbu $2 million (Seed) 2016 Sinovation Ventures Knewton $52 million (F) 2016 TAL Education KnowRe $6.8 “ You Can’t Make Movies Without China.”

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

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The region boasts an unusual concentration of highly-valued tech startups—Domo, Qualtrics and Inside Sales are among them—along with big education companies, including Instructure, the developer of the Canvas learning management system. godfather” of OER and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning), trace their roots here. She adds: “If you don’t tie learning to talent, you miss the point of edtech.”. 2:00PM: TrumpED: How Will #45 Change the Learning and Work Landscape?

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Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook worked with the Summit Public Schools charter chain in order to develop this “personalized learning platform,” which it released last year and now licenses to other schools under the product name “Basecamp.” Basecamp is essentially a learning management system (with the adjective “personalized” appended to it). “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?” Adaptive teaching software.

What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data?

MindShift

Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton , said in a 2012 speech that his “adaptive learning” platform, used by 10 million students globally, collects 5 to 10 million data points per student per day — down to how many seconds it takes you to answer that algebra problem. Have you ever seen a school data wall? In a struggling Newark, N.J., public school, I’ve seen bulletin boards showing the test scores of each grade compared with state averages.

5 Doubts About Data-Driven Schools

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Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton , said in a 2012 speech that his "adaptive learning" platform, used by 10 million students globally, collects 5 to 10 million data points per student per day — down to how many seconds it takes you to answer that algebra problem. "We

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Hack Education Weekly News

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A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” From the press release : “ Knewton Launches Alta, Fully Integrated Adaptive Learning Courseware for Higher Education, Putting Achievement in Reach for Everyone.” ” Via KQED’s Mindshift : “Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.” Via Campus Technology : “ Udacity has announced a partnership with a ride-sharing service in China to host a $100,000 prize competition to find the best machine learning strategy to improve customer experience.” ” And “ Education news from Google I/O : tools to take learning further.” Education Politics. “ U.S.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? That class is produced by language learning software maker Rosetta Stone.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Another big step for gesture-based learning ?