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

Edsurge

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 We’re excited to support Knewton’s effort to put Alta into the hands of every college student in the U.S.,” Source: Knewton From a student’s perspective, Alta works primarily by asking questions.

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. Developing a Video Solution for Low-Bandwidth Classrooms. 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.

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Blended Learning with EDpuzzle

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Check out this great infographic from Knewton to learn more about blended learning (I also embedded at the bottom of this post). The application EDpuzzle is a great teacher and/or student utilization and creation tool to find great educational video resources, add stopping points for surveys/assessments, audio input, and commenting. Apps Assistive Tech Blended Learning Google Chrome Google Classroom Internet My Training Videos Presentation Virtual Learning

Consolidation, collaboration or closure? How colleges stay alive in 2018

The Christensen Institute

With voice and video monitoring devices becoming ubiquitous in American homes, technology companies will take increasing steps to collaborate with institutions to adapt voice assistants and develop new devices for active learning classrooms. That said, this will be the year that OER goes mainstream thanks to the launch of Cengage’s OpenNow, the other publishers’ inevitable response, and increased efforts of new courseware providers like Top Hat and Knewton.

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

Edsurge

A search in LabXchange would one day pull up a list of videos, text descriptions, infographics and other materials. From that list of results, he says, you might pick three videos and an infographic, and then add a case study focusing on a really moving human story. And the platform lets you add your own videos or texts as well. It’s a little hard to tell how Knewton works because it is so proprietary,” says Lue.

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Gamification in Education

Kevin Corbett

It is from Knewton Learning. As a planet, we spend 3 BILLION HOURS A WEEK playing video and computer games. Below is a great infographic on Gamification in Education.

Consolidation, Collaboration or Closure? How Colleges Stay Alive in 2018

Edsurge

With voice and video monitoring devices becoming ubiquitous in American homes, technology companies will take increasing steps to collaborate with institutions to adapt voice assistants and develop new devices for active learning classrooms. That said, this will be the year that OER goes mainstream thanks to the launch of Cengage’s OpenNow, the other publishers’ inevitable response, and increased efforts of new courseware providers like Top Hat and Knewton.

Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies

Edsurge

And, over the last year – alongside the disrupters – firms that provide technologies that help colleges and universities operate and deliver in a digital world have garnered some of the more significant venture funding rounds, including for example Panopto (lecture capture), Kaltura (video), Examity (remote proctoring), and Knewton (analytics), among others. The rallying cry among many higher-education startups is “disrupting” college as we know it.

Gamification in Education

Kevin Corbett

It is from Knewton Learning. As a planet, we spend 3 BILLION HOURS A WEEK playing video and computer games. Below is a great infographic on Gamification in Education.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

What’s more, for each of these choices, there are additional decisions about which media to use (video, audio, hands-on), whether to give concrete examples, and more. Studies have consistently shown that students tasked with responding to interactive exercises, like answering online quizzes, retain more than those tasked with passive learning activities such as reading or watching videos. This story was published in partnership with The Moonshot Catalog.

Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

Edsurge

When kids work on Scratch , for instance, their work is web-based: You can see when they start watching a video, when they stop, when they’re bored. Can adaptive platforms (such as ALEKS or Knewton) help students learn the facts and enable the teachers to guides? Don’t doubt it: Machine learning is hot—and getting hotter.

Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

Hack Education

Computers and YouTube videos haven’t replaced teachers. My favorite ludicrous claim remains that of Knewton’s CEO who told NPR in 2015 that his company was a “mind reading robot tutor in the sky.” No surprise, that includes companies like Knewton who like to say they’re using AI – data collection, data analysis, and algorithms – to improve teaching and learning.)

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 Today, parents increasingly are receiving daily text messages with photos and videos from the classroom. Jamie Jones/Getty Images/Ikon Images. Have you ever seen a school data wall? In a struggling Newark, N.J.,

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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. Today, parents increasingly are receiving daily text messages with photos and videos from the classroom. Have you ever seen a school data wall? In a struggling Newark, N.J.,

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Seven kids practiced reading on Lexia, while three kids with special needs, who were not yet ready for Lexia, watched YouTube videos about letter sounds. At one point, five kids in the class were on YouTube, watching videos that were definitely not part of the curriculum. She noted the CEO of Knewton, a personalized learning software company, once bragged , “We literally have more data about our students than any company has about anybody else about anything.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Kaltura (video) – $166.1 Knewton ( mind-reading robo tutor in the sky ) – $157.25 One could look at companies that made major shuffles in the executive boardrooms: a new CEO at Coursera , the departure of Coursera’s chief product officer , a new CEO at Knewton , the departure of Altschool’s COO , for instance.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game. If you haven''t played Portal, you might shrug this off as yet another video game company trying to capitalize on the gaming-in-education craze. The program will also block all YouTube comments and make sure that any videos that show up as "related" are also educational. This includes video games, mobile games and the like.

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

Hack Education

Now, there isn’t a ton of evidence that that is actually true – that we can only pay attention for about the length of a YouTube video. He’s also an investor in the private school AltSchool, the education data company Clever, the adaptive textbook company Knewton, the coding bootcamp Thinkful, the student loan company SoFi, and many others. He’s an investor in the learn-to-code company Treehouse and an investor in Knewton.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

It announced this year it was “ phasing out ” its reliance on Knewton provide those algorithms.). “As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges,” Edsurge reported in June. This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.”

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. Jetpack will allow them to download their course materials -- handouts, readings, videos, links, audio -- directly to their phones.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

Kaltura (video platform) – $165.1 Knewton (algorithmic textbooks) – $157.25 There have been several articles in the industry and investor press recently that describe the ed-tech market as “ on the rebound ,” with venture capitalists getting their “ second wind ” and finding ed-tech once again to be something worth throwing money at.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

A student working on a science assignment, for example, may choose to create a project using video, text or audio files. In April, Edsurge reported that AltSchool had hired a new chief operating officer, Coddy Johnson, a former executive at Activision who’d been in charge of the Call of Duty video game line. Nevertheless, Knewton claims Knewton’s personalized learning products work. This is part nine of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Knewton has partnered with WebAssign. ” Via Edsurge : “What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee.” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Katie Notopoulos paid $54 to take YouTube star Jake Paul ’s video series on how to become a YouTube star. Via Campus Technology : “ Knewton Releases $44 Adaptive Digital Textbooks.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. The US government shut down. Then it re-opened.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people. He didn’t invent the idea of video-taping instruction to watch at home and doing “homework” in the classroom instead; but history don’t matter in Silicon Valley. Why are video-taped lectures so “revolutionary” if lectures themselves are supposedly not? (As

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. Inside Higher Ed reports that a student filmed a psychology instructor at Orange Coast College as she made comments in class about Donald Trump and posted the video to the College Republicans’ Facebook page. The Trump Administration.