Knewton has announced a new partnership with publishing behemoth, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Knewton has developed an adaptive learning platform that creates personalize learning experiences that will be paired with HMH's more traditional print materials. Both parties hope the partnership will create new blended learning experiences for the millions of students in the HMH network.
As schools shift to new models of blended and online learning, startups like Knewton claim they will form the “foundation” for a new way of teaching. By teaming up with HMH and Pearson, Knewton can augment core curriculum materials that are widely used in schools.
Do you feel partnerships this this will be the way forward for learning? Why or why not? How might a traditional educational setting benefit?