Differential Diagnosis

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Pearson is pulling back from its deal with Knewton to build its own capabilities in adaptive learning. One of the hazards...

Pearson is pulling back from its deal with Knewton to build its own capabilities in adaptive learning. One of the hazards of dealing with big partners in an industry clearly is that they use you for their own innovation. Adaptation and personalisation of learning is an emerging theme in education but some of the mystique is not justified. Some of us have been (claiming) doing it for years. We've been matching learner ability with question difficulty at onexamination for some time now.

Adaptation is hardly rocket science though implementing it in organisations with a multitude of products and content types perhaps is.

"Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is 'Phasing Out' Partnership on Adaptive Products (EdSurge News): Throughout the past decade, Knewton's adaptive learning technology has been backed by some of the biggest names in the both the publishing and venture capital community. Now one of its most high-profile content partners and investors, Pearson, is pulling back" Source: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-05-12-pearson-an-investor-in-knewton-is-phasing-out-partnership-on-adaptive-products