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Pearson, Knewton Partner To Expand Update MyLab and Mastering

Pearson has partnered with Knewton to add biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, finance, and accounting to its MyLab and Mastering line of adaptive learning tools. The new tools follow the launch of math, economics, reading, and writing last fall.

Mastering, which is now continuously adaptive, "combines instructor-created assignments with adaptive follow-up assignments that address any lingering gaps in concept-level proficiency," according to a news release about the move. The tool offers real-time recommendations based on student work, instructor guidelines, and information gathered from all students using Knewton's technology, while also taking into account factors such as student proficiency, engagement and forgetfulness.

"We're dedicated to creating deeply personalized learning solutions that enhance both the learning experience and the educational outcomes for each individual student," said Paul Corey, president of science, business, and technology at Pearson Higher Education, in a prepared statement.  "After strong evidence from students and teachers supporting the efficacy of Knewton-enhanced MyLab products, we were eager to expand this powerful personalization to these gateway subject areas."

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