Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products

Tony Wan, EdSurge, May 17, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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When you partner with a large corporation you put the future of your company in their hands. It's not a good place to be, as Knewton is discovering this week. "Pearson will no longer use Knewton’s adaptive learning engine for some of its digital offerings.... Now, Pearson is 'investing heavily in product development and is developing its own in-house adaptive learning capability,' Scott Overland, Pearson’s Director of Media and Communities, wrote." Knewton currently has 32 partners, so it will probably survive.
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