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Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO

Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. Key to such a tool was the ability to capture data—lots of it—to adjust the feedback and...

Knewton reviewed by NPR

An NPR “program” about Knewton, reviewing their approach and pondering their future. Right now it seems like adaptive learning tools exist in a kind of iterative place somewhere between snake oil and revolution. They are incredibly promising, though, as...

Knewton goes live with adaptive learning beta

Knewton has expanded a beta program that is now accessible to pretty much anyone involved in education, consisting of a selection of online courses incorporating some key parts of a dynamic learning plan. (DLP). Knewton, who in the last year partnered with textbook...

Differentiated Instruction

There are many terms that are used in describing learning. Differentiated Instruction sounds a lot like Adaptive Learning, but it’s not exactly the same either. Adaptive Learning may be defined as the online server algorithm version of differentiated learning,...