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Knewton launches free, open adaptive learning platform

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Adaptive learning provider Knewton has launched a free, open personalized learning platform. Knewton will host open content and free supplemental lessons on a wide variety of subjects and grade levels, starting with K-12 math, English, science, and history.

Classi, Knewton to launch adaptive learning courses abroad

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Knewton has announced a partnership with Classi to provide adaptive learning solutions to Japanese public schools. Knewton will power Classi’s digital courses to help high school students get a more personalized learning experience.

'Adaptive' K-12 Print Products Unveiled by HP, Knewton

Marketplace K-12

Silicon Valley tech company HP and Knewton, the developer of digital learner profiles, are partnering on an effort to bring "adaptive" print products into K-12 schools. Ed-tech Online Learning Publishing adaptivelearning print publishing

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. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students. Utilizing New York-based Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson says it will update its digital curriculum, enVisionMATH2.0. The Knewton-powered enVisionMATH2.0

Founder of Adaptive Learning Company Knewton to Leave CEO Position

Marketplace K-12

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 KnewtonJose, Ferreira, who launched the global adaptive technology company in 2008, will remain on the board of directors.

Knewton Launches Partnerships With Ed. Companies in China, Japan

Marketplace K-12

Knewton has established partnerships with companies in about 20 countries outside the United States, where demand for ed-tech is growing. Assessment Ed-tech International K-12 Markets International Markets Online Learning Publishing adaptivelearning assessment testing

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

The Hechinger Report

Some education technology developers, such as Knewton, say machines can figure out what students need to know and how best to deliver it. For instance, Waggle, a program powered by Knewton’s technology, serves students new tasks based on how well they did on previous tasks.

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

Marketplace K-12

TAL Invests in Knewton: TAL Education Group (NYSE: XRS ), a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced a strategic investment in New York-based Knewton , a global provider of adaptive learning products. TAL joins Knewton’s latest round of funding, which is led by Sofina, a Belgian investment group. Knewton has an established international footprint. By Alexa J. Henry.

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

Marketplace K-12

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.

Ed-Tech Venture Capital Boom, and the K-12 Part of the Pie: It's Complicated

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech Venture Capital cbinsights edtech educationinvestment knewton venturecapitalInvestment in ed-tech startups hit $2.3 billion in the year ending June 30, but K-12 schools aren't the largest slice of the pie, according to CB Insights.

Gamification in the classroom

Kairos EdTech

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media The following is an example of a gamification project in History class: games gamification history PBL I''ve been recently learning a lot about the value of games and playing them in the classroom.

Ed-Tech Venture Capital Boom, and the K-12 Part of the Pie: It's Complicated

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech Venture Capital cbinsights edtech educationinvestment knewton venturecapitalInvestment in ed-tech startups hit $2.3 billion in the year ending June 30, but K-12 schools aren't the largest slice of the pie, according to CB Insights.

Basketball-style breakthroughs in teaching

The Christensen Institute

For example, as students complete online lessons using the adaptive-learning platform Knewton , the software measures each student’s learning growth and analyzes statistically which activities would be most effective for helping that student make learning gains. Although Knewton’s approach incorporates data only from online-learning experiences, it isn’t hard to imagine a similar approach that also includes data from offline activities.

Blended Learning with EDpuzzle

Hansen's Link to Tech

Check out this great infographic from Knewton to learn more about blended learning (I also embedded at the bottom of this post). There is an increase interest diversifying and engaging how students learn within and outside the classroom.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

Some education technology developers, such as Knewton, say machines can figure out what students need to know and how best to deliver it. For instance, Waggle, a program powered by Knewton’s technology, serves students new tasks based on how well they did on previous tasks. Knewton’s claim to fame (and some are skeptical of it) is that it provides the right difficulty and the right presentation, and can find whatever style students seem to like best.

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

The Hechinger Report

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sought to find out, and gave money to 14 colleges and universities to test some of the most popular “adaptive learning” software in the marketplace, including products from a Pearson-Knewton joint venture, from a unit of McGraw-Hill Education called ALEKS and from the Open Learning Initiative. Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Nevertheless, Knewton claims Knewton’s personalized learning products work. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education.

Gamification in Education

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

It is from Knewton Learning. Below is a great infographic on Gamification in Education.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

Knewton (adaptive teaching software). The New York Times reported over the weekend that, despite a growing number of women who’ve come forward in the last week claiming that Donald Trump has groped or assaulted them, billionaire investor Peter Thiel will be making his first donation to the Republican Party candidate’s presidential campaign. While some have scoffed that the size of the donation – $1.25

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

And companies like Knewton are targeting schools taking a personalized approach. Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass. public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts.

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.

It’s Time For Personalized Learning In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

And as we do so, perhaps we’ll learn that learning styles—not the simplistic notion we have today, but, as Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton wrote , “that different ways of learning certain concepts are more or less productive for certain students”—do indeed exist.

Of Openness, Ecosystems, and Type I and Type II Error

iterating toward openness

In it, he reflects on several topics, including his honest misgivings about the recent OpenStax / Knewton partnership announcement. Andrew Rickard has written a thoughtful essay on OER, open pedagogy, and commercial interests.

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5 Doubts About Data-Driven Schools

NPR Learning and Tech

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

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

I wrote about his education portfolio – it includes Clever, Knewton, and AltSchool – but I’ll revisit this topic when I tackle ed-tech and surveillance “personalization” in a subsequent article in this series.). This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.”

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. Presidential Campaign Politics. There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough. On Sunday, Clinton and Trump held their second debate.

APLU Announces Adaptive-Courseware Grants: Bringing Scale to Scale

Edsurge

Knewton. Pearson MyLab & Mastering (with Knewton). Last week the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced seven universities will receive grants to use adaptive courseware in an effort to achieve higher completion rates at lower costs.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Knewton has partnered with WebAssign. Presidential Campaign Politics. Via the Washington Post : “ Trump pitches $20 billion education plan at Ohio charter school that received poor marks from state.” ” The plan: vouchers and “ choice.” ” Also via WaPo : “ Trump pays IRS a penalty for his foundation violating rules with gift to aid Florida attorney general.”

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Online video portal Udemy announced that it has raised $3 million Adaptive learning company Knewton announced a massive round of fundraising: $33 million. While initially focusing on test prep, Knewton has recently expanded into universities, where its adaptive learning platform is used in some remedial classes, helping tailor coursework for students in math.

Hack Education Weekly News

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He’s a partner at Founders Fund, which has invested in Knewton, AltSchool, Uversity, ResearchGate, If You Can, Upstart, Declara, and Affirm. Education Politics. Officials from 11 states are suing the Obama Administration over the guidance it recently issued regarding transgender bathroom policies and civil rights law. The states: Alabama , Georgia , Louisiana , Oklahoma , Tennessee , Texas , Utah , West Virginia , Maine , Wisconsin , and Arizona. More via The New York Times.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S. Education Department said this week it will make Pell Grants available to 10,000 high school students who are enrolled in courses at 44 colleges.”

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

Marketplace K-12

WebAssign, Knewton Form Partnership: WebAssign , provider of digital instructional solutions for faculty and students, has formed an alliance with adaptive learning company Knewton , according to a statement. “We’re We’re excited to be working with Knewton to integrate their adaptive learning technology into WebAssign,” said Mark Santee, vice president of business development and marketing at WebAssign.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Kinect Connects with Sesame Street SXSWedu Announces LAUNCHedu: An Ed-Tech Startup Pitch Event A New Ed-Tech Podcast Grockit & Knewton: Big Bucks for Adaptive Learning Platforms Startup Weekend EDU Returns to San Francisco HACK EDUCATION NEWS ROUNDUP And here, in full, is the Hack Education weekly roundup, also available directly at Hack Education. Welcome to week two of this new weekly blog post / email, including the round-up of the week''s news and podcast with Audrey Watters.

Gamification in Education

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

It is from Knewton Learning. Below is a great infographic on Gamification in Education.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Lots of folks in ed-tech seem super excited about Trump too, including Knewton’s Jose Ferreira , Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Harold O. The Trump Administration. Inside Higher Ed asks what might happen to Title IX and investigations into campus sexual assaults under the Trump Administration. Via The Washington Post : “Democratic senators press Trump ’s education pick Betsy DeVos to pay years-old $5.3 million fine.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Jose Ferreira is stepping down as the CEO of Knewton. Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It.” ” “The registry, created after the attacks of Sept.

November 7 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

CodeNow: Teaching Programming, Narrowing the Digital Divide Pearson and Knewton: Big Data and the Promise of Personalized Learning The Open Course Library & the Quest for the $30 College Textbook Welcome to week four of this new weekly blog post / email, including the round-up of the week''s news and podcast with Audrey Watters. If you haven''t listened to a podcast yet, we think they are a blast and hope that you do as well!