Knewton Alta

  • Wiley

Knewton Alta puts achievement within reach with personalized learning that's impactful, accessible and affordable.

Knewton Alta is mastery-based adaptive learning course-ware for higher education. Priced to students at only $39.95 per term, Knewton Alta focuses on topic mastery with detailed answer explanations, just-in-time instruction, and remediation to pre-requisite skills. All students start on the same goal topic, working through a personalized path to mastery based on their individualized responses and needs. If a student struggles on questions or assigned topics, Knewton Alta recognizes their knowledge gap immediately. The data science behind our technology is designed to ensure students can retain, recall, and apply knowledge in the future. The end result? Learning that lasts.

Starting price
$21 - $60
Per Student, Per Semester

Pricing details provided by supplier:

With Altapass, students can access multiple courses within a single subject area for only $79.95 for up to two years. A subscription is available for students to pay as they go for $9.95 per month.


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10/01/2020
Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Knewton Alta is adaptive learning courseware that supports a student's individual learning style and adjusts the course content delivered based on the student's demonstrated understanding of the content.


Knewton Alta provides faculty with courseware that makes it easy to customize and monitor student progress in real-time. Knewton Alta provides the student with an easy-to-use tool that provides content based on the student's understanding of the subject area and also provides the student with progress and grading information in real-time.

The tool is designed for student/instructor interaction, as well as idependent student learning. At this time the tool provides no functionality for peer-to-peer collaboration.

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1
Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Overall

Knewton Alta is adaptive learning courseware that supports a student's individual learning style and adjusts the course content delivered based on the student's demonstrated understanding of the content.


Knewton Alta provides faculty with courseware that makes it easy to customize and monitor student progress in real-time. Knewton Alta provides the student with an easy-to-use tool that provides content based on the student's understanding of the subject area and also provides the student with progress and grading information in real-time.

The tool is designed for student/instructor interaction, as well as idependent student learning. At this time the tool provides no functionality for peer-to-peer collaboration.

Last evaluated
Reviewed with Rubric v1

Equity

3.5 / 5
Total Equity Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that promote equitable outcomes for African American/Black, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian, and Alaskan Native students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students.

In Knewton Alta, the learning activities are customizable by the instructor and student learning is individualized. The product is based on extensive research.

While Wiley encourages institutions that use their product to become research partners, there is little evidence to date that the product research demonstrates success supporting institutional equity goals.

Equity

3.5 / 5
Total Equity Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that promote equitable outcomes for African American/Black, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian, and Alaskan Native students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students.

In Knewton Alta, the learning activities are customizable by the instructor and student learning is individualized. The product is based on extensive research.

While Wiley encourages institutions that use their product to become research partners, there is little evidence to date that the product research demonstrates success supporting institutional equity goals.

3.5 / 5
Total Equity Rating

Design
Language
Learning Activities
Outcomes
Student representation
Student supports

Efficacy

5 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating
Existence and quality of research that supports a product's effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.

Product research is current and ongoing, and research is inclusive of varying types of institutions. Research has been conducted by third-party organizations with some research conducted based on demographics.

There is limited research based on community college students and limited research regarding equity gaps/outcomes.

Efficacy

5 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating
Existence and quality of research that supports a product's effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.

Product research is current and ongoing, and research is inclusive of varying types of institutions. Research has been conducted by third-party organizations with some research conducted based on demographics.

There is limited research based on community college students and limited research regarding equity gaps/outcomes.

5 / 5
Total Efficacy Rating

Case Studies
Evidence Across Institution Types
Research design support
Rigorous Methodologies
Third-Party Efficacy Research

Functionality

4.5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that relate to instructional design and user experience.

Knewton Alta is a skills development tool that offers the instructor the ability to customize and map to learning objectives. Students will experience a tool that is easy to use, that provides clear information regarding progress and next steps, and that supports individualized learning.

The tool only supports instructor and student collaboration. There is currently no peer-to-peer collaboration.

Functionality

4.5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating
Existence and quality of product attributes that relate to instructional design and user experience.

Knewton Alta is a skills development tool that offers the instructor the ability to customize and map to learning objectives. Students will experience a tool that is easy to use, that provides clear information regarding progress and next steps, and that supports individualized learning.

The tool only supports instructor and student collaboration. There is currently no peer-to-peer collaboration.

4.5 / 5
Total Functionality Rating

Adaptivity
Collaboration
Customization
Enables evidence-base teaching practices
Learner Guidance
Measurement and Structure
Usability

Systems Capabilities

4.5 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating
Technical components that indicate systems compatibility, ease of implementation, and data management capabilities.

Knewton Alta is easily accessible to faculty, providing faculty with the ability to disaggregate data by student demographics. The tool includes functionality to easily create, store, update, and retrieve content, and integrates with most LMSs.

Institutional access to data is available only upon request.

Systems Capabilities

4.5 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating
Technical components that indicate systems compatibility, ease of implementation, and data management capabilities.

Knewton Alta is easily accessible to faculty, providing faculty with the ability to disaggregate data by student demographics. The tool includes functionality to easily create, store, update, and retrieve content, and integrates with most LMSs.

Institutional access to data is available only upon request.

4.5 / 5
Total Systems Capabilities Rating

Content Management
Course Administration
Data Access

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Support

Email for Faculty
Email for Student
In-Person Faculty Training/Onboarding
Instructional Design / Course Development Services
Phone for Faculty
Phone for Student
Technology/Platform Integration
Text/Chat for Faculty
Text/Chat for Student
Virtual Faculty Training/Onboarding
Courses

Calculus (Single & Multivariable)
College Algebra
Introductory General Biology
Introductory General Chemistry
Introductory Physics
Introductory Probability & Statistics
Introductory Psychology
Liberal Arts Math
Macroeconomics Principles
Microeconomics Principles
Precalculus
Disciplines

Biology
Chemistry
Economics
Math
Physics
Psychology
LMS Integrations

Blackboard
Brightspace
Canvas
Moodle
Sakai
Schoology
Standards Integrations

IMS Global LTI Tool Consumer
Product Features

Formative Assessments
Hints and Feedback
Instructor Content
Interactive
Native Learning Activities
Native Learning Content
Native Learning Outcomes
Progress Tracking (Instructor)
Progress Tracking (Student)
Summative Assessments

How CourseGateway Reviews Products

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How CourseGateway Reviews Products

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