Amid Struggles, Knewton Names Former Pearson Exec as New CEO

Edsurge

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. To turn things around, this week Knewton announced a new CEO , Brian Kibby, who plans to move at “lightning speed” and execute a new strategy. I said, if it’s Knewton, I’m very interested, but if it’s not Knewton, I’m not.”

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

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. 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. I think I’m going to start a new company.”.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. What is personalized learning?

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. 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. 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.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

Hack Education

I know it’s trend to criticize keynotes and lectures and claim that they’re terrible ways to learn. It’s a great story, particularly if you want to wield that factoid along with a product pitch for more “active learning” – like clicking on things.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, dropped out of Stanford to start the company when she was just 19. The companies that raised the most money this year: BYJU’s (tutoring): $540 million.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” A personalized news feed, for example. Personalized ads.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?” There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Liulishuo (language learning) – $100 million.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. I’d totally forgotten that Zynga was still a thing, but apparently the company has enough money to subsidize gaming courses. He’s referring to “ personalized learning ,” but might as well be any buzzword when you frame the headline that way, bud.). Education Politics.

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. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” But it’s a content company.

Hack Education Weekly News

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Neither Knewton nor the Clinton campaign have confirmed the veracity of this leaked speech. Via The New York Times : “Tech Companies Expect Free High-Speed Internet for Poorer Americans to Pay Off Later.” The company has raised $420 million total.

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Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.” ” Willerer was previously at Netflix (just to give you an idea of the meaning of “personalization” in the headline). “Mind-reading robo tutor in the sky” company Knewton has a new CEO , Brian Kibby , formerly with Pearson.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Lots of folks in ed-tech seem super excited about Trump too, including Knewton’s Jose Ferreira , Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Harold O. “What countries can learn from PISA tests” – at least, according to The Economist. the largest for-profit operator of online schools in the country, are calling on the company to disclose how much it spends on lobbying and advertising ,” Education Week reports. The testing company has raised $33.63

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“ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” The Indian gaming company has raised $1.2