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Learning Science at McGraw-Hill Education


We are a learning science company that is driven by a vision to help unlock the full potential of each learner.

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that by harnessing technology and applying what we know about learning science, we can enhance learning and create powerful personalized learning experiences. We can play an integral role, alongside educators, schools, universities and wide range of educational institutions, in helping people learn better and achieve more.

We believe our contribution to creating a brighter future lies with our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. Based on this, we develop methods to make the learning process more effective, and we apply all of this to creating digital and print solutions that empower educators and propel learners on a path toward success.

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What is Learning Science?

To us, learning science brings together educational research, instructional methods, implementation tools and data analytics to drive an ecosystem of continuous improvement. Our approach involves studying the learning process, developing methods to make it more effective and building tools to directly support students and educators both in and out of the classroom.

The research and application of learning science serves as the foundation for all we do. We use our learning science research to help us continually improve our learning solutions and enable stronger learning outcomes. Our research is underpinned by data-driven science and learning theory conducted by a talented team of instructional designers, computer scientists, educational researchers and data scientists in partnership with leading academics.

Our approach to Learning Science focuses on four primary pillars:

Proven Content and Pedagogy

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Each of our solutions draws upon our deep expertise of developing pedagogically sound instructional content, which we continually develop, refine and deliver through the most effective and impactful learning systems.

Adaptive Technology

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The algorithms that power our adaptive learning technology ensure each student is delivered the most appropriate content for each moment, personalizing the learning experience and helping each student achieve skill mastery as efficiently and effectively as possible.


Data and Insights

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Our data and insights, provided by our adaptive learning solutions, harness the power of “small data” to provide highly actionable insights – for the instructor, the student and the institution – within the highest standards for data privacy.

An Open Ed-Tech Ecosystem

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Our support for an open ed-tech ecosystem stems from our belief that all technology should integrate seamlessly – regardless of who developed it – to provide a robust, connected learning environment for students and educators.

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