When we talk with instructors about their goals for their students, one word comes up again and again: mastery. For instructors, mastery is what signals that a student has succeeded in their course and achieved the kind of learning that lasts. Every instructor wants their students to master the concepts they’re teaching in their course. But how can students — or an instructor, or tutor — know whether they have truly mastered a concept? When… Read more
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Knewton’s adaptive learning team is one of the largest in the company. The analytics team, a large subset of that team, is responsible for the analytics or “insights” component of the Knewton platform. “We are responsible for creating the data science side of the analytics products that we provide to teachers, publishers, and students… but also understanding how our product is performing and working with members across the company to improve it.” -Director of Data… Read more
The Adaptive Interactions team is responsible for statistical models and engineering that supports Knewton’s low-latency recommendation product. For each work item completed by a student in a partner product, Knewton computes up-to-date beliefs about the student’s proficiency, level of engagement, progress toward teacher-specified goals, and several other dimensions in order to create a personalized recommendation tailored toward the very next thing that the student should work on. The video below explores the team’s culture and… Read more
The Knewton platform team is responsible for building the core scalable components of the Knewton adaptive learning platform. In this video, members of the team discuss the challenges in scalability and optimization they wrestle with on a daily basis. “We like to think of ourselves as the core of Knewton. The platform team actually encompasses a lot of different purposes but we are all united in trying to build tools and services and a platform… Read more
By analyzing data to figure out what a student knows, Knewton recommends what to study next, helping more students master material and get ahead. In this video, Knewton data scientists explore the technical challenges of making Knewton adaptive learning a reality. “One of the things that brought me to Knewton, that keeps me at Knewton, that excites me about where we’re going is that one day we’re going to know from the data, how people… Read more
This round-up of our Knerds on the Board video series features Knewton implementation architects on subjects ranging from student agency to the future of educational publishing. What will the future of textbooks look like? In this video, long-time publishing professional and Knewton client manager Sally Searby provides some useful frameworks for understanding the evolution of content in the digital age. What are the major trends shaping the industry? What do phrases like “born digital” and… Read more
This blog series features different Knerds explaining problems, concepts, equations, and projects that pertain to their work at Knewton. In this video, Knewton implementation architect, Joanna Bersin discusses the adaptive product landscape — the various “flavors” of adaptive learning, what adaptivity looks like in action, and how it might be built into different educational products.
This blog series features different Knerds explaining problems, concepts, equations, and projects that pertain to their work at Knewton. In this video, Knewton implementation architect, Anne Thomas talks about the process of translating a product vision into technical specifications.
This blog series features different Knerds explaining problems, concepts, equations, and projects that pertain to their work at Knewton. In this video, implementation architect Shawn Lauzon explores the concept of “student agency” and how it applies to different educational products and courses of study. If you liked this video, check out the series deep dive on differentiated instruction and client manager, Sally Searby’s video on the evolution of content. Want to know more about… Read more
This round-up of our Knerds on the Board video series features former teachers exploring the many facets of differentiated instruction. In this video, former teacher, Josh Gordon talks about an interesting dilemma he faced with two of his best students, Chad and Eric and how that inspired his work in edtech. Former South Bronx middle school English teacher, Jesse Sternberg talks about the challenges of implementing data-driven differentiated instruction in the classroom. … Read more