Press Release: Hachette Partners with Knewton to Develop Adaptive Learning Products
NEW YORK – September 10, 2015 – Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world, announced a partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton today. Together, the companies will create digital curricula to give every student a more personal learning experience. Hachette Livre’s education publishing houses in France – Hachette Education, Hatier, Didier and Foucher – will use Knewton technology to create learning materials that dynamically adjust based on each student’s unique needs. The first Knewton-powered products will be available for the 2016 school year, with more titles to follow.
“Adaptive learning is a tremendous tool for teachers. With Knewton, we can create learning products that show educators what each student knows or needs to work on, so they can tailor content for every individual,” said Carole Percet-Guibourg, director of digital education development for Hachette Livre in France.
Hachette Livre, which publishes textbooks and interactive exercises for K-12 and higher education students in France, plans to use Knewton as part of a brand new, next-generation digital product suite.
“With Hachette Livre, we can help more teachers and students in the French-speaking world access learning materials that are tailored to each individual,” said Jose Ferreira, founder and CEO of Knewton. “Together we can help teachers and students of all skill levels get more personalized learning materials and help them succeed.”
With Knewton, every student gets a more personal learning experience. Leading 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 works with a growing list of global publishers, universities and schools in 19 countries around the world.
Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City, London, and São Paulo.
Hachette Livre, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère SCA, is the world’s third-largest book publisher for the general public and educational markets with sales of € 2,004 million in 2014. It is # 1 in France, # 2 in the UK, # 3 in Spain and # 4 in the USA. It publishes around 16,000 new titles a year under more than one hundred different imprints in a dozen languages, but mainly in French, English and Spanish. It covers all segments of trade publishing: General fiction and non-fiction, mass market pocket books, books for young readers, illustrated books, travel guides, school books, as well as partworks. Its headquarters are in Vanves, France.