BEIJING – August 19, 2015 – 17zuoye, a top education company in China, has announced a partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton in the USA. 17zuoye will incorporate Knewton technology into its flagship product, 17zuoye.com, to provide personalized recommendations and predictive analytics for K-12 students and teachers. As a first step, 17zuoye will pilot Knewton’s technology with its most popular English Language Teaching (ELT) content in Spring 2016.
17zuoye.com (“Homework Together”) is a popular online learning platform that allows teachers to assign provincial standards-aligned digital activities to students. With Knewton, 17zuoye will create adaptive learning products for students and teachers using English Language Training (ELT) content. Knewton technology will ensure that each unique student gets the exact right piece of content at the right time, based on their demonstrated strengths and weaknesses. Founded in 2011, 17zuoye now serves more than 14 million students and 700 thousand teachers.
“Through our partnership with Knewton, we are sending a clear message to students and teachers in China: 17zuoye.com is the most personalized platform available for K12 classrooms,” said Chang Liu, CEO of 17zuoye. “We are excited to work with Knewton in order to bring the first truly adaptive learning solution to the Chinese market.”
“17zuoye has one of the most refreshing and innovative approaches to online learning in China, leveraging games to engage students and encourage better learning outcomes in ELT and math,” said Jose Ferreira, CEO and founder of Knewton. “We look forward to enhancing 17zuoye.com with adaptivity to promote even greater learning gains .”
With Knewton, every student gets a more personal learning experience. Teachers, schools, and education companies around the world use Knewton to power digital course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs. Knewton provides students with tailored recommendations for exactly what to study, teachers with analytics to better support each student, and publishers with content insights to develop more effective digital products.
Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City, London, São Paulo, and Tokyo.
17zuoye (a.k.a. Homework together) is the largest online education platform for K12 schools in China. 17zuoye is dedicated to providing intelligent education resources and services to teachers, students and parents. 17zuoye was launched in Oct 2011, and by July 2015, it covers over 14 million registered students in over 20,000 schools, and has completed Series D financing round of $100 million.
17zuoye offers a multi-platform homework solution that is in sync with the textbook curriculum and enhanced by big data analytics. 17zuoye provides the teachers with good teaching tools and comprehensive statistics, the students with interesting learning apps and individualized adaptive learning content, and the parents with immediate study reports. 17zuoye also acts as a social network for these users, having the largest real-name based online teachers’ forum and Wechat parent’s community in the country. Users can communicate, learn and grow in a loving environment. 17zuoye’s product philosophy is ‘easy teaching, happy learning’, and its mission is to ‘make learning beautiful’.
17zuoye works with a range of global partners from the USA, UK, Japan, Korea and other countries closely, helps them localize their education resources for the Chinese market, and promotes their content to the users. 17zuoye aims to provide equal access to education for all the students, so that they can enjoy education of the best quality internationally.
Goal: Pioneer in intelligent education
Mission: Make learning beautiful
Values: Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Community