Dublin-based CCKF Key to One of U.S. Higher Education's Broadest Rollouts of Adaptive Learning

Dublin-based CCKF Key to One of U.S. Higher Education's Broadest Rollouts of
Adaptive Learning

Recently deployed in more than 11,000 course enrollments across multiple
domains including English, Business Management, Criminal Justice and Math.

DUBLIN AND NEW YORK CITY, Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - CCKF,
a Dublin-based research and development company today announced that Career
Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) has deployed technology from CCKF in one
of higher education's broadest rollouts of adaptive learning.

The adaptive learning technology from CCKF, which was branded as intellipath
by Career Education, was pilot-tested earlier this year by students in English
composition and mathematics and then expanded to scale with more than 11,000
course enrollments in 300 sections including English composition, mathematics,
accounting and business management. As of June 30, 2013, students at Career
Education institutions have completed more than 6 million assessment
questions, 648,000 lessons, 61,000 knowledge assessments tests and over
212,000 practice and revision lessons.

In its press release July 29, Career Education cited increased rates of
passing grades, decreased student withdrawals, improved persistence and
retention, and higher levels of engagement, as just some of the student
performance metrics it has achieved during the pilot of its new adaptive
learning technology.

According to CCKF Founder and CEO David Collery, the company has focused since
2008 on the development of an intelligent engine and platform which could
serve the learner, the instructional designer and the teacher.

"Rather than marketing and making public statements about the prospects of
adaptive learning, our view over the last few years has been that we should
first prove our case by taking on the challenge of a large scale
implementation, across a wide range of academic subjects, engaging
instructional designers, faculty and students. We wanted the rollout to be
broad and deep; the marketing could wait," Collery said.

Educators from Career Education were able to use the system to design their
own curricula across a wide range of domains using legacy content as well as
creating new educational content specifically for courses powered by adaptive
learning. CCKF's adaptive learning system is "content agnostic," meaning it is
not restricted to specific courses or subject types and that the user need not
adopt commercially-produced content. Instead, the company's adaptive-powered
"learning maps" can stretch across a diversity of courses, linking concepts
between academic programs and even multiple institutions. With its unique
ability to construct these learning maps across any knowledge space or
interconnected domains, the system confers upon the faculty the ability to
design their own courses, while maintaining proper academic rigor and control.

"Career Education is revolutionizing online learning. Throughout our pilot
studies, the intellipath platform made a meaningful difference in the
engagement of our students and faculty," said Scott Steffey, CEO and President
of Career Education. "With this new technology, Career Education has
effectively combined art and science so instructors in our schools know from
minute to minute, which students are succeeding and which need additional
instruction. It's an academic and technological breakthrough that advances
cognitive science. Adaptive learning, supported by intellipath technology,
allows us to visualize how each student learns through their interaction with
the material."

RESOURCES

  *http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/07/29/career-education-corp-expands-major-adaptive-learning-experiment#
  *http://www.realizeitlearning.com

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