Knewton partners with Norwegian Publisher Gyldendal

Adaptive learning platform Knewton announced a partnership with the Norwegian publisher Gyldendal. Gyldendal will use the Knewton API to create adaptive learning products for math students grades 1-7.

Founded in 1925, Gyldendal is Norway’s largest educational publisher. The company will use the Knewton API to create Smart Øving Powered by Knewton.

Since opening its London office in October 2013, Knewton has partnered with Sanoma Learning in Finland and Sebit in Turkey.

Full release after the break.

Gyldendal in Norway Partners with Knewton to Build Personalized Courses for Students

LONDON/OSLO – May 21, 2014 – Gyldendal, a leading publisher of print and digital educational materials in Norway, has announced a partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. Gyldendal will use Knewton’s infrastructure to power personalized digital products for math students that continuously adjust to each student’s unique needs.

“More classrooms are adopting digital materials. Knewton will enable us to provide these students with smarter dynamic digital products that adapt to every student and help more students succeed,” said Alexander Even Henriksen, Digital Director at Gyldendal Education. “We’re excited to kick off this long-term strategic partnership and plan to leverage Knewton technology across our portfolio of products for primary and secondary students.”

Gyldendal, a respected European publishing house founded in 1925, will use the Knewton API to create Smart Øving Powered by Knewton, the first continuously adaptive learning application for students in Norway. As primary and secondary students progress through Smart Øving, Knewton technology will analyze what every student knows and how they learn best, then provide personalized content recommendations to help more students master material. Gyldendal will also provide Knewton-powered analytics to help teachers identify student needs, predict performance, and tailor instruction.

Smart Øving will launch with Multi, Gyldendal’s flagship maths curriculum for grades 1-7. This Knewton-powered product is expected to launch in Fall 2015.

“Gyldendal has strong content and is moving quickly to create cutting-edge digital products that can improve student outcomes,” said Jose Ferreira, Knewton founder and CEO. “We’re proud to partner with them to meet the growing demand for adaptive learning across Europe and in Norway in particular.”

Gyldendal joins a growing list of top global learning companies, publishers, universities, and schools partnering with Knewton to personalize digital courses.
About Gyldendal
Gyldendal is Norway’s largest educational publishing company, with over half a century of experience in the educational field. Through innovative development and collaboration with the best educational expertise in Norway, Gyldendal has developed several of Norway’s most successful digital learning resources, side by side with its traditional textbooks. Gyldendal is always searching for new solutions that can provide students with better learning.

About Knewton
Knewton’s goal is to personalize lessons for students around the world. Education companies use Knewton technology to power course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs. By analyzing data to figure out what a student knows, Knewton recommends what to study next, helping more students master material and get ahead. Knewton-powered analytics identify knowledge gaps and predict performance to help educators, parents, and administrators better support every student.
Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City and London.

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