Acrobatiq Honored With Prestigious Return On Education VentureED Award

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Carnegie Mellon Company Recognized at ASU + GSV Summit 2015

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We’re excited to be recognized for our work developing personalized learning solutions that improve learning outcomes.

Acrobatiq, powered by Carnegie Mellon, is a winner of the 2015 Return On Education (ROE) VentureED Innovation Award. Acrobatiq was singled out from among more than 270 presenting companies for its potential to dramatically improve learning outcomes and increase access to education. Sponsored by Arizona State University and GSV Capital, an investment firm, the annual Summit brings together more than 2,400 thought-leaders, educators, philanthropists, social and commercial entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy makers, and foundation leaders focused on expanding the transformative power and potential of technology to improve education worldwide.

Acrobatiq, launched in June 2013, is advancing the pioneering research in online learning from Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) through its platform and portfolio of outcomes-driven adaptive curriculum built on breakthrough applications of learning data. Acrobatiq’s approach to optimizing learning is based on leading-edge research in cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and statistical analysis from Carnegie Mellon.

“We’re excited to be recognized for our work developing personalized learning solutions that improve learning outcomes,” said Eric Frank, Acrobatiq CEO. “Harnessing and making good use of fine-grained learning data can be a game-changer for institutions aiming to help more students succeed in obtaining a college credential. It’s an honor to be singled out for this prestigious recognition from this outstanding field of education leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. “

In 2014, Acrobatiq was named a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Courseware Challenge Grant recipient. Acrobatiq is using the grant funding to expand its portfolio of adaptive curriculum, and to partner with Arizona State University, National Louis University, Rio Salado College, StraighterLine, the University System of Georgia, and Western Governors University to evaluate impact across different types of educational institutions.

The ROE VentureEd awards honor companies who demonstrate potential for a high return on education by significantly increasing access to education; greatly reducing the cost for learners and/or learning institutions; dramatically improving learner outcomes; providing substantial leverage to learning leaders; and/or making a sustainable and scaled impact.

About Acrobatiq

Acrobatiq is a learning outcomes optimization company backed by Carnegie Mellon University. Building on CMU’s historic strengths in learning science and the Open Learning Initiative’s pioneering research in online learning, Acrobatiq’s data-driven adaptive platform and curriculum solutions enable fined-grained measurement, analysis and visualization of student learning performance. Data is used to support instructional innovation, personalized learning, and measurable improvements in student outcomes so more students can achieve their educational goals. Learn more at

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