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Ferreira ’90 Featured in Forbes

February 22, 2012

Jose Ferreira ’90 was recently featured in the Feb. 22 edition of Forbes Magazine for his innovative software technology. Ferreira runs Knewton, a company that builds its software into online classes to watch the way students learn. The software tracks the students every move including speed, scores, accuracy, and delays. The program then adapts to the students to help them learn based on their personal learning style. In 2011, Ferreira signed a deal with Pearson that plans to convert a whole shelf of Pearson test-prep material into the adaptive format. Rough estimates suggest that within four years revenue could surpass $100 million dollars. “Online education,” says Ferreira, “is on the cusp of massive change.”