University faculty and students to benefit from adaptive instruction
RALEIGH, N.C. –( August 31, 2016) – WebAssign, a leading provider of digital instructional solutions for faculty and students, today announced an alliance with Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning company that personalizes educational content by analyzing what a student knows and how she best learns, tailoring real-time recommendations for what to study next in order to achieve a specific learning goal.
The partnership provides WebAssign with analytics to enhance content to improve student experiences. Knewton’s Content Insights provide granular, previously unavailable data about the performance of content by monitoring student interactions. The data can indicate which questions most or least accurately predict a student’s performance on related questions, and can also indicate areas where there are insufficient content. The adaptive capabilities will give instructors recommendations for improving outcomes based on individual student and whole class performance.
“We’re excited to be working with Knewton to integrate their adaptive learning technology into WebAssign,” said Mark Santee, vice president of business development and marketing at WebAssign. “By using actual student performance data to empower our faculty adopters to deliver a more individualized learning experience to each student, we expect to make WebAssign an even more engaging and rewarding educational experience.”
Ranked by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies of 2016, Knewton has delivered more than 20 billion recommendations to more than 10 million students on every continent except Antarctica. WebAssign’s online assessment system has successfully supported STEM education for over 16 years. As education technology and tools have evolved, WebAssign’s alliances with innovative companies such as Knewton support the company’s vision of improving learning outcomes.
“No two students are exactly alike, and the one-size-fits-all model of learning materials and instruction is antiquated,” said Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton. “Data-driven insights on how content helps each individual student achieve her goals are essential to the future of education, and we’re pleased to work with WebAssign in delivering on this promise.”
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over 1.7 billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and assessments.
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WebAssign is an independent, employee-owned benefit company dedicated to education technology. For more information, visit www.webassign.com.
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, Tokyo, Singapore, and Dubai.
WebAssign: Annie McQuaid
Senior Marketing Communications Manager