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The Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform™ brings personalized learning to students worldwide.
The Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform™ brings personalized learning to students worldwide.

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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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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).

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.
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