I’m looking forward to spending about an hour or so on Thursday morning in NYC with Jose Ferreira, the founder and CEO of Knewton. In case you may not be familiar with the company’s work, here’s a short synopsis from a release announcing their new partnership with Pearson:
Knewton’s award-winning Adaptive Learning Platform™ uses proprietary algorithms to deliver a personalized learning path for each student, each day. Knewton’s technology identifies each student’s strengths, weaknesses and unique learning style. Taking into account both personal proficiencies and course requirements, the platform continuously tailors learning materials to each student’s exact needs, delivering the most relevant content in the most efficient and effective form.
I’m trying to make sense of this new-ish personalized “learning” world fueled by technology and data, and I’ve got quite a few questions that I hope to ask Jose that will help me understand how he and his company define learning and how Knewton does or doesn’t help develop lifelong learning dispositions in its users. Obviously, there are a lot of potential implications for schools, teachers, classrooms and students. I’m wondering what you might be interested in knowing as well.
Any questions you think I should consider asking?