Flat World Education Partners with Knewton to Offer New Suite of Course Solutions

Flat World Education, a leading provider of digital learning content and technology, and Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning company, today announced a partnership that will enable Flat World to meet the increasing needs of college students in North America with affordable, high-quality adaptive course solutions.

The new personalized course offerings build on Flat World’s large content portfolio and learning technology to improve student engagement and outcomes. The course solutions offer diverse instructional content, built-in remediation, a large assessment pool and access to a broad array of student performance data.

“Students and faculty are looking for educational options that take advantage of growing technological capabilities,” said Christopher Etesse, CEO of Flat World. “Together we are at the forefront of providing a more personalized and engaging educational experience for students, at an affordable price.”

This partnership addresses serious challenges facing higher education across the globe, from access to attrition. As more students enter post-secondary schooling with varying needs and budgets, student persistence and success is declining while costs keep climbing. Increasingly stretched institutions, many of which are seeing less and less state funding, can use these courses to serve more students, improve outcomes, and lower costs.

“We are excited to partner with Flat World to bring these next generation products to market,” said Jose Ferreira founder and CEO of Knewton. “These new course solutions include Knewton’s full adaptive feature set which will add up to measurably improved outcomes.”

Knewton has delivered more than 15 billion personalized recommendations to over 10 million students on every continent except Antarctica.


About Flat World Education

Founded in 2007, Flat World is an education technology company that partners with colleges and universities to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational experiences. Led by education and technology veterans, Flat World’s services and products include digital learning content, adaptive and personalized courseware, and a comprehensive cloud-based SaaS platform for competency-based education. Across its business, Flat World focuses on enabling its partners to offer flexible and measurable tools that are centered on the needs of students. Backed by Bertelsmann BDMI and Bessemer Venture Partners, among others, Flat World works with over 2,200 colleges and universities, and serves over 250,000 students annually. To learn more, visit http://www.flatworld.com.

About Knewton

With Knewton, every student gets a more personal learning experience. Teachers, schools, and education companies around the world use Knewton to power digital course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs. Knewton provides students with tailored recommendations for exactly what to study, teachers with analytics to better support each student, and publishers with content insights to develop more effective digital products. Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City, London, São Paulo, and Tokyo.