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Cerego, Inc
TypePrivate
Founded2000
Headquarters
ServicesEducational Software
WebsiteCerego.com

Cerego is an adaptive learning technology platform based on principles of neuroscience and cognitive science.[1] Cerego's patented[2] technology uses the scientific methods of distributed practice and the testing effect as the basis of user memory retention for content built in and available on their website.[3]

Cerego has partnered and collaborated with various organizations and institutions including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,[4] EdX,[5] Cengage[6] and Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31.[7][8]

In 2009, Cerego launched a new Facebook app called Smart.fm Brainspeed that scans the information in the profiles of the user's friends and then creates a quiz around their personal information, in order to assess the memory power of the users.[9]

In 2013, Cerego partnered with Elsevier to provide nursing and healthcare students an adaptive learning solution for their educational content.[10]

In 2014, Cerego was awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide next-generation digital courseware designed to reach more than 1 million low-income students and disadvantaged learners in undergraduate courses by 2018.[11][12]

Preliminary results from a study conducted at Excelsior College in 2014 indicated that using Cerego can help increase grades when studying math and biology online.[13]

References

  1. ^ Farr, Christina (December 10, 2012). "Cerego finally launches its 'Dropbox for the brain'". Venture Beat. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  2. ^ US 6652283, Van Schaack, Andrew & Lewis, Andrew Smith, "System apparatus and method for maximizing effectiveness and efficiency of learning retaining and retrieving knowledge and skills", published 2003-11-25, assigned to Cerego LLC 
  3. ^ Yeung, Ken (December 11, 2012). "With 3.7m study hours logged, Cerego launches memory management service in US to improve education". The Next Web. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Alicia (August 15, 2013). "Excelsior College Awarded Grant to Evaluate Adaptive Learning Software". Excelsior College. Archived from the original on June 7, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  5. ^ Gil, Matthew (January 28, 2014). "Memory technology enhances MOOCs". Daily Texan Online. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Cengage Learning and Cerego Tap the Science of Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Outcomes with Adaptive Learning Technology". Cengage. December 9, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Cerego Teams Up with Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 to Introduce Free Online Oceanography Courses". Yahoo Finance. May 30, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Embedded Cerego application on Mission 31 site". Mission 31. Archived from the original on June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  9. ^ Rao, Leena. "Cerego Raises $3.4 Million For Smart.fm, Launches Facebook Friend Quiz". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Elsevier Adaptive Learning Direct Link". Elsevier. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Gates Foundation Announces Finalists for $20 Million in Digital Courseware Investments". www.gatesfoundation.org. January 1, 2001. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  12. ^ "Cerego Awarded Grant To Develop Next-Generation Digital Courseware". Business Wire. September 30, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  13. ^ Shellenbarger, Sue (April 28, 2015). "Flashcards Get Smarter So You Can, Too". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 27, 2015.