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Knerd Dispatch

// an update from Knewton

In This Issue

Wiley and Knewton partner to bring adaptive learning Down Under

Upcoming meetups at Knewton HQ

MIT's Technology Review: "The crisis in higher education"

What our interns did this summer

Wiley and Knewton partner to bring adaptive learning Down Under

We're excited to announce that John Wiley & Sons, one of the world's leading publishers, will offer Knewton Math Readiness to university students in Australia and New Zealand. The developmental math course has already seen great results at Arizona State University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and other schools across the United States. 

Upcoming meetups at Knewton HQ

One of the biggest perks of our new office is having plenty of extra room to host meetups (and yes, throw parties). Two exciting meetups on the horizon: Machine Learning & NuoDB from NY Software Engineers on October 9, and Edtech Titans of Industry from NYC EdTech on October 16. Not in NYC? We'll livestream both of the events here

MIT's Technology Review: "The crisis in higher education"

David Kuntz, our VP of Research, is featured in this article by Nicholas Carr, author of "The Shallows." The article discusses the history of distance learning from correspondence courses to MOOCs, and explores the various challenges faced by universities looking to incorporate technology into their curricula. 

What our interns did this summer

We were lucky enough to have an awesome group of interns on our tech team this summer, from schools including Columbia, Brown, Harvard, and MIT. Check out this blog post for a rundown of some of the projects they worked on during their summer "break." 

Knerds on campus

We're trekking around the country this fall to visit top engineering programs and recruit a few good Knerds. Find us at Harvard and Cornell this month!

Edtech pick of the month

This month's selection: 



What they do: 


Desmos has built a graphing calculator for today's student — it's free, easy-to-use, and browser-based. The company just announced a successful funding round led by Google Ventures. Says Founder & CEO Eli Luberoff, "We imagine a world where everyone understands — and enjoys — math, where no student thinks that math is too hard or too dull to pursue." 


Why we like them:


At once practical and visionary, Desmos has created a tool that promotes universal math literacy and provides immediate value to teachers and students. 

On our radar: recent edtech buzz

"The 'human touch' in computer-based learning" (Washington Post) 


"How computerized tutors are learning to teach humans" (NY Times) 


"Why kids need schools to change" (MindShift)

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