Gates Foundation Adaptive Reports

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Adaptive Learning Landscape: Free, independent report on suppliers... more

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panOpen and CogBooks partner to offer adaptive open educational resources

Combining high quality Open Educational Resouorces and the latest personalized learning technology, panOpen and CogBooks shrink textbook costs while improving student learning outcomes. more...

CogBooks gets £1.75 ($2.8) million education technology investment from DC Thomson Ventures and Nesta

DC Thomson Ventures, the venture capital arm of private media group DC Thomson, and Nesta Impact Investments have made a significant investment in Edinburgh-based edtech company, CogBooks. The investment forms part of a £1.75 million funding round by DC Thomson Ventures more...

CogBooks adaptive learning technology winning finalist in Next Generation Courseware Challenge.

CogBooks is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winning finalist in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Courseware Challenge competition. This exciting competition is intended to support the best learning technology companies more...

Free short open online maths course going live

A new online maths course has the potential to give people throughout the UK much-needed skills to solve day-to-day problems in the home, at work and in school or college.
Citizen Maths is open for registrations now at and will launch officially on 12 September. more...

New partnership between UK exam board OCR and adaptive leaning platform CogBooks to personalize first school Computing MOOC

Exam board OCR and adaptive learning experts Cogbooks confirmed today they are working together to add personalised adaptive learning to the pioneering Cambridge GCSE Computing MOOC. more...

Preliminary findings at Shoreline Community College presented by Northeastern University

Adaptive learning through algorithmic, personalized software is relatively new and it is fair to demand that research and evidence be produced that shows its efficacy in terms of student outcomes. more...

White Paper - Big Data

Big Data, at all sorts of levels in learning, reveals secrets we never imagined we could discover. It reveals things to you the user, searcher, buyer and learner. It also reveals thing about you to the seller, ad vendors, tech giants and educational institutions. more...

Jim Thompson speaks at Online Educa Berlin

CEO of CogBooks, Jim Thompson, will be speaking at Online Educa Berlin on Friday the 6th December at 11:45. The talk, titled: Adaptive Learning Technologies more...

CogBooks in world’s first adaptive MOOC

Citizens’ Maths is a MOOC which will combine the technological platforms of Google and CogBooks to offer a free, online Level 2 maths course, massive in scale yet personalised to the needs of individual learners. more...

LEARNING TO ADAPT: Higher Education’s ‘best kept secret’

Two free, independent research papers, commissioned by the Gates Foundation. 1) Accelerating Adaptive Learning in Higher Education; 2) Adaptive learning supplier landscape more...

WHITE PAPER: Types of adaptive learning

Primer to the range of adaptive learning approaches, from simple pre-test systems to sophisticated, algorithm-based, learning engines. more…


The web is an algorithm-powered engine, sensitive to personal needs, yet MOOCs are generally flat and linear. Is ‘adaptive’ the breakthrough MOOC technology? (Link to Adaptive MOOCs White Paper). more...

Algorithmic learning

This is the Age of Algorithms. Christopher Steiner in Automate This: How algorithms came to rule the world describes how algorithms have pretty much pervaded everywhere these days. Use the web, you’re using algorithms. more...

LEARNING TO ADAPT: Understanding the adaptive learning supplier landscape

Understanding the adaptive learning supplier landscape’ the Gates Foundation commissioned EGA to provide some real analysis and insights into the different solutions on offer in the market. more...

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"CogBooks has delivered a fantastic adaptive learning experience for our clients..."
John Buelow
VP for Learning Design and Production
Shapiro Negotiations Institute

""The value add” that CogBooks adaptive learning brings to our content is really unique..."
B Kim Barnes
Barnes & Conti Inc.

"By offering a personalized learning experience, I believe CogBooks can help any higher education institution to significantly upgrade its on-line programs..."
Seyed Amiry
Cooperative Education Ventures


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