Top Dog’s partnership with Knewton brings proven adaptive learning technology to Africa for the first time
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – October 08, 2015 – Top Dog Education and Knewton today announced a partnership to develop personalized learning products for Grade 4-12 students in South Africa. Top Dog will partner with Knewton to implement proven adaptive learning technology into Top Dog’s innovative digital education product, “MyTopDog.”
With more than 3 million users, Top Dog is a leading digital education specialist in Africa and has teamed with Vodacom to make its content more accessible to broadband customers. This deal represents Knewton’s first partnership on the continent.
“It is important we personalize the learning experience for each student.” said Claudia Swartzberg and Ryan Swartzberg of Top Dog Education. “Top Dog, with Knewton, will diagnose the learner’s strengths and weaknesses, enabling every child to reach their full potential. Knewton is the clear leader in adaptive learning worldwide. We’re pleased to team up to better serve African students.”
Initially, the two companies will incorporate adaptivity into Math and Science curricula for grade 4-12 students – with future plans to extend into new subjects and grade levels. Expansion plans also include extending the Knewton-powered adaptive MyTopDog to additional students across Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
“Our mission is to personalize learning for the world,” said Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton, who was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to America when young. “Bringing the power of adaptive learning technology to Africa in partnership with Top Dog is helping us deliver on that promise and underscores our commitment to improving educational experiences and outcomes globally.”
Top Dog Education is one of a growing list of global publishers, universities, and schools in 21 countries around the world partnering with Knewton to personalize 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.
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