An education is a singular experience: It is best delivered by meeting a student’s personal needs; addressing the areas in which he struggles quickly and effectively; and, allowing him to progress at his own pace.
Imagine responsive feedback loops that take into account the academic performance of a student in real-time and then address his problem areas using supplementary materials ranging from relevant video lessons drawn from other academic disciplines to reading comprehension exercises. This is what Knewton does. Knewton is an adaptive learning platform that continuously designs and redesigns a lesson plan that meets the student’s specific needs using big data analytics and sophisticated algorithms.
Rather than providing an education app, Knewton has designed an adaptive learning platform upon which any adaptive learning application can be built with the educational material of one’s choosing.
Knewton’s partnership with Pearson, one of the largest for-profit education companies, to use Knewton’s learning platform for Pearson’s MyLab and Mastering products, allows for the Knewton adaptive technology to reach an audience of almost 10 million students worldwide. The adoption of the platforms resulting from the collaboration between Knewton and Pearson at Arizona State University, the world’s largest, public university, has also been a huge boost for Knewton’s presence as the leading, adaptive learning company.
Knewton’s investors include Founders Fund, Firstmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel Partners, First Round Capital, and prominent angel investors.
According to Knewton, the $7 trillion education market is ready for a disruptive, online educational platform.Adaptive Learning Platform,