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New Products Bring Adaptive Technology To Students

McGraw-Hill Offers Innovative Resource for Students

Adaptive learning technology, a method of instruction based on education theory and cognitive science, continually assesses students' knowledge, skill and confidence levels, and pinpoints what students know and what they don't, where and why they're struggling, and how to help them reach their goals. 

A new suite of products designed to gvie students an individualized learning experience adapting to their needs based on adaptive Techniques from McGraw-Hill Education has shown, according to the company, to help students improve by an average of one letter grade in a course. Classes which use the system  have a 90% passing rate, according to the publsiher. 

"Our experience working with authors, instructors and students has provided an unparalleled understanding of how students learn," said David Levin, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education. "This is the era of digital learning and McGraw-Hill Education will continue to be at the forefront of developing adaptive technologies that change the way we approach teaching and learning, empowering students and teachers and improving outcomes."

The company's suite of adaptive learning products includes:

  • ALEKS: a higher-education adaptive learning system for math that ensures students both master and retain key topics. 
  • LearnSmart- identifies the topics a student knows and does not know, and as the student progresses, adapts and adjusts the content based on his or her individual strengths, weaknesses and confidence. 
  • SmartBook: offered in more than 300 university courses and powered by LearnSmart adaptive technology, it is the first and only adaptive reading experience available in the K-12 market. 

"Our experience working with authors, instructors and students has provided an unparalleled understanding of how students learn," said David Levin, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education. "This is the era of digital learning and McGraw-Hill Education will continue to be at the forefront of developing adaptive technologies that change the way we approach teaching and learning, empowering students and teachers and improving outcomes."

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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