Partnership extends personalized learning across Danish schools
LONDON – September 17, 2015 – Alinea (Lindhardt og Ringhof / Egmont Group), Denmark’s largest textbook publisher for primary and secondary school, today announced a strategic partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. Together, the companies will develop next-generation digital products for Danish students. Alinea will use Knewton’s personalized learning technology to create learning materials that dynamically adjust based on each student’s unique needs.
“Denmark is becoming a hotbed for innovation, and Alinea wants to be a leader in education innovation,” said Cliff Hansen, managing director of Alinea. “Our partnership with Knewton puts us at the forefront of this space. With Knewton, we can create learning products that adapt to each individual student’s needs and provide analytics to better support each student.”
Alinea, the first publisher in Denmark to create Knewton-powered adaptive learning applications, holds leading market share nationally for education products across grades 1-9. Knewton will power Alinea’s brand new digital products, which is currently under development. The product will provide students with content recommendations for students on what to study next and teachers with learning analytics to tailor instruction.
“With Alinea, we can help more students in Denmark access learning materials that are tailored to each student,” said Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton. “Together we will help students get more personalized learning materials and empower students of all skill levels to succeed.”
Alinea joins a growing list of global publishers, universities, and schools in 21 countries around the world partnering with Knewton to personalizeq digital courses.
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.
Alinea is Denmark’s largest textbook publisher for primary and secondary school. Alinea houses 80 employees and publishes a broad variety of learning materials – based on quality, professionalism and strong didactics. Alinea is a part of the publishing house Lindhardt and Ringhof that is owned by Egmont, a leading media company with activities in 30 countries and 6,300 employees.
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Cliff Hansen, Managing Director