What makes Knewton... Knewton? This month, Jose explains the problems Knewton was founded to solve, and details the technical infrastructures we've built along the way. Read on!

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Heavy Duty Infrastructure for the Adaptive World

By Jose Ferreira, Knewton founder & CEO
"Knewton envisions a world of adaptive learning apps, a world where every app maker is by definition an adaptive app maker. But there’s a potential obstacle to such a world. While it’s relatively straightforward to make simple differentiated learning apps, it’s extremely difficult and expensive to make proficiency-based adaptive learning. There are many apps on the market today that offer rich learning experiences, with wonderful instructional design, content, and pedagogy. But without proficiency-based adaptivity, these apps are severely limited. "

What is proficiency-based adaptivity, and why is it so crucial? In this blog post, Jose answers these questions, and explains precisely what infrastructures are required for proficiency-based adaptive learning. Read more ›
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2013 World Technology Awards
We're excited to announce that Knewton won the 2013 World Technology Award in Education. The awards recognize those who are "doing the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance in their fields."
The Economist's Innovation Awards Ceremony
Knewton Founder and CEO Jose Ferreira will speak.
EdTech Buzz
Innovation Imperative: Change Everything (New York Times)

Minding the Gap: Education Technology Helps Minorities Do Better (The Economist)

Creating a Culture of Innovation (Education Week Teacher)
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