Partnership will power next generation learning for elementary students across the country
LONDON — (February 22, 2016) — Studentlitteratur today announced a partnership with Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning company. Together the companies will develop next generation digital learning materials for elementary school that dynamically adjust to students’ specific needs and skill levels.
Currently, digital learning materials are an integral part of Studentlitteratur. By integrating Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, the digital content will make specific recommendations for each student based on how the student learns, what he/she has already mastered, goals he/she has set with his/her teacher, and what works best for similar students. When a student interacts with Studentlitteratur, Knewton will suggest content that will help the student through each step of the learning process. At the same time, teachers will be given real-time data to assess every student’s progress and level of knowledge.
“Together with Knewton we will create digital learning materials that support and challenge students at their own level in completely new ways. This will give teachers more opportunities for more individualized teaching,” says Stefan Persson, CEO at Studentlitteratur.
The partnership with Studentlitteratur is Knewton’s first entry into Sweden. Knewton already has partnerships in Norway and Denmark, making the partnership with Studentlitteratur a key milestone for Knewton’s expansion into the Scandinavian market.
“We are constantly following the development of digital learning and are adjusting our offerings to the needs of teachers, students, and parents,” says Persson. “With an ever- growing interest in personalized instruction, we see it as our mission to develop digital learning materials that, in combination with teacher-led instruction, help the student to improve outcomes in line with the goals in the Swedish national curriculum. We see our partnership with Knewton as both long term and strategic.”
“We’re excited to partner with Studentlitteratur and expand our work in Scandinavia,” said Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton. “As the leading educational publisher in Sweden, Studentlitteratur provides students with high-quality content across the country. We look forward to bringing the power of adaptivity to education in Sweden by making this content adjust to the needs of students and helping to improve student outcomes.”
Studentlitteratur joins a growing list of top education companies around the world partnering with Knewton to personalize digital courses. Knewton has delivered more than 15 billion personalized recommendations to over 10 million students on every continent except Antarctica.
Studentlitteratur is Sweden’s leading publisher of educational materials. In close cooperation with representatives of preschool, primary, secondary and adult education, university and professional life, the company develops products that support knowledge and development of skills along all stages of life. The business is family owned and is located in Lund. The Studentlitteratur group of companies has a turn-over of about SEK 300 million and has 120 employees.
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.
Jonas Eklund: Jonas.Eklund@studentlitteratur.se