NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill, the learning science company, today announced that it has teamed with Cerego, the essential memory management tool, to power its adaptive learning experience for the K-12 world languages market. The collaboration will enable McGraw-Hill to enliven and deepen the learning experience for K-12 students studying world languages, an area that represents a key pillar of students' general mastery of literacy. McGraw-Hill selected Cerego because of its deep expertise and capabilities in the world languages market.
Adaptive technologies help students study more effectively and efficiently by guiding them through a personalized experience that continually responds to their needs and focuses their attention on what they need to learn the most, at precisely the time they need to learn it. McGraw-Hill's partnership with Cerego expands the company's position as a leader in delivering personalized learning experiences through adaptive technology, with the Cerego-powered experiences joining the company's two main families of adaptive products, LearnSmart and ALEKS.
The company will offer the Cerego-powered adaptive technologies in tandem with McGraw-Hill's core programs for the course, which can also be used in conjunction with LearnSmart. McGraw-Hill is the only provider of differentiated literacy solutions that empower teachers to precisely adapt literacy instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
"We are thrilled to collaborate with Cerego, given their proven track record in the field of language learning," said Sean Ryan, SVP at McGraw-Hill. "Multilingualism is an advantage in our globalized world. With this partnership, we will help students learn faster – even while on the go, retain capabilities longer, and perhaps contribute more to their long-term success."
"Language learning is a discipline that we feel very passionately about," said Andrew Smith Lewis, executive chairman and co-founder of Cerego. "Starting with Spanish, we're eager to integrate our adaptive learning technology within McGraw-Hill's well-renowned world language programs. This is a wonderful opportunity to create a highly personalized language learning experience for students across the country and to provide a layer of innovation that will encourage interest in and participation with course materials."
The first McGraw-Hill program to be powered by Cerego is Asi se dice for the Spanish market, with the Cerego-powered adaptive experience becoming available for classroom use beginning in Fall 2015.