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Knerd Dispatch

// an update from Knewton

In This Issue

Why the time to "disrupt class" is now

How learning analytics can empower teachers

Three reasons to make course content modular

Welcome to 10 new Knerds (psst... we're hiring!)

Why the time to "disrupt class" is now

Students today have come to expect personalization in every aspect of their lives. And they usually get it. The only exception? School. Read more about why it's time to rethink the factory model of education in this blog post from Ken, our VP of Sales. 

How learning analytics can empower teachers

Learning analytics can equip teachers with the insight they need to take a leading role in today's education revolution. Our Master Data Stoyteller, Franc, explains more in this post.  

Three reasons to make course content modular

Modularity: not just for Legos anymore. Check out why breaking course content up into small chunks is crucial to facilitating adaptivity — and greatly increases opportunities for feedback and reinforcement.

Welcome to 10 new Knerds (psst... we're hiring!)

In the past two months, we've welcomed three new software engineers — Urjit, Sarah, and Alex — along with seven tech team interns (six of whom are pictured below). We're excited to have them all on board! 

 

Interested in joining our team? We're hiring engineers, designers, and more — check out our jobs page for a full list. 

 

A better way to assess students

Traditional grading assumes all test questions have uniform characteristics — which they don't. See how Item Response Theory can be used to assess students more precisely on our tech blog

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