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It's Not "Big Data vs. Teachers" - It's "Big Data vs. Standardized Tests" People often think that big data for education is a new thing. And it’s true that using big data the way Knewton does sounds almost like science fiction — our engine passively “norms” content at scale, uses normed content to determine students’ conceptual proficiencies to the percentile, and makes granular content recommendations for each student based on the combined anonymized data of all the other students in our network. But there is an older, bricks-and-mortar type of big data for education: standardized tests.
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NEWS: #Elsevier collaborates with @Knewton to build adaptive courses for nursing, health, and med students

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Elsevier To Collaborate with Knewton to Build Adaptive Learning Products for Nursing, Health Professions, and Medical Students Globally. Elsevier to use Knewton technology to create next generation of digital course materials. Philadelphia, PA, June 12, 2014 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider ...
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Six Years of Knewton | Knewton Blog In the past year, we’ve seen a massive increase in the demand for proficiency-based adaptive learning, both in the U.S. and internationally. While it was always Knewton’s vision to create an adaptive learning platform to benefit every student in the world, it wasn’t always straightforward for education companies and others to understand this mission. Now, these organizations are using our platform to push the envelope to create products that will have a meaningful impact on student outcomes. Knewton enables our partners to focus on innovating new content and user experiences — while leveraging Knewton’s infrastructure and network effects to provide powerful personalization for students and actionable metrics for instructors.
Recently, we celebrated Knewton's sixth birthday. It seems that each year brings more progress and change than all the previous years combined, and this past year was no different. We're using our latest round of funding ($51 million) to continue to extend our technological leadership and ...
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How Games Make Thinking Fun How exactly can educational games fuse cognitive work with entertainment? What exactly imbues games that succeed in transferring skill and knowledge with their alluring, even addictive quality?
Games excel at engaging users and drawing them into fictional landscapes and alternative worlds. For these reasons, games can be tremendously productive if harnessed for educational purposes.
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World Economic Forum book: Education & Skills 2.0 Download the book here for free. With 2U, our CEO, Jose authored the chapter, Online Education: From Novelty to Necessity which covers the revolution in online education, as played out in two main areas: distribution and big data. It assess the disruptive innovation occurring in higher education today and describes its ramifications for the future of universities.
We are proud to announce the launch of Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches, a forward-thinking book that examines innovative approaches in education that will accelerate global economic development. The book, which launched last month at Davos, is available for download in iTunes as a free app. Knewton CEO Jose Ferreira is one of the authors of the book, along with members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Counci...
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Teacher Time Management: Day in the Life of a Teacher Teachers’ realities are growing increasingly complex. Today they face massive challenges ranging from expanding class sizes, an increased diversity of student needs to consider, and a peer and pop culture that is not always supportive of school. We are inviting educators around the world to tell us more. What’s a day in the life of you? Fill out the survey here.
Teacher Time Management Infographic: What does it take to be a teacher?
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Education in Brazil & A Growing Middle Class [INFOGRAPHIC] » Brazil has a population of approximately 200 million and one of the largest economies in the world. What does the educational system look like now, what’s in store for the future, and how will these developments drive economic growth?
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Protecting Student Data: 10 Guiding Principles | Knewton Blog Last month, I addressed the most common arguments people use today against big data in education. As Knewton emerges as a global leader in big data for education, it is increasingly our responsibility to explain both the benefits and the limits of data. Ever since Knewton was founded, we’ve been as careful as possible with student data (so much so that we don’t even hold any Personally Identifiable Information for our partners’ students).
Last month, I addressed the most common arguments people use today against big data in education. As Knewton emerges as a global leader in big data for education, it is increasingly our responsibility to explain both the benefits and the limits of data. Ever since Knewton was founded, ...
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Knerd Dispatch: Protecting Student Data: 10 Guiding Principles Five principles we consider inviolable: 1) Student data belongs to the student. Everyone else is only a custodian. Parents should continue to have the authority to make decisions on their children’s behalf until they reach age of consent. Schools and publishers tend to be proprietary about data — they think it’s theirs. It isn’t their data. (They couldn’t sell it to Facebook or Coca-Cola, for instance.) It’s the student’s data. The rest of us have only been given the right to use the data to help improve student learning outcomes.
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Knerding Out: How Data Can Optimize Commute Time Commute times are the worst. They hurt job satisfaction, and they cause stress and illness, depression, and even divorce... When Knewton was evaluating potential office locations, the issue of commute time was one of the most important decision criteria. As a data company, we decided to examine this criteria in a data-driven way.
Commute times are the worst. They hurt job satisfaction, and they cause stress and illness, depression, and even divorce.
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Data Stories: Active Time and Intervention//Transforming Data Strings into Actionable Information At Knewton, our analytics transform strings of data into actionable information that make teachers’ jobs just a bit easier. We generate metrics and predictions that teachers using Knewton-powered learning products can use as they see fit. Rather than overwhelm with endless stats and charts and graphs, we create specialized inferences that serve a clear purpose.
At Knewton, our analytics transform anonymized strings of data into actionable information that make teachers' jobs just a bit easier. We generate metrics and predictions that teachers using Knewton-powered learning products can use as they see fit. Rather than overwhelm with endless stats and ...
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Student-Centered Learning: How to Implement a Blended Learning Program Acton Academy founder Kaylie Reed explains exactly how to implement a blended learning program in her 4th post on student-centered learning: "A successful blended learning math program with carefully curated software, a classroom culture of accountability fueled by student-set goals and student-run accountability groups, and a network of peer mentors can exist in just an hour-long block each day."
A successful blended learning math program can exist in just an hour-long block each day.
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The Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform™ brings personalized learning to students worldwide.
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Knewton is an education technology company that uses real-time data to continuously personalize online learning content for individual students and instructors.

Knewton analyzes data about the performance of each student and similar students on the platform, as well as the relevance of the educational content, in order to serve up the best learning or assessment activity for each student at a particular moment in time.
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