Cognita launches largest ever school group roll-out of AI

Forty-two schools in four countries are to adopt AI to personalise learning for students

Cognita has launched the largest ever school group roll-out of artificial intelligence (AI).

Having used CENTURY Tech’s AI-powered learning software in 16 of its schools last year, Cognita is now rolling it out in 42 of its schools across four countries.

The move is one of the largest partnerships of its kind with 12,000 students set to benefit from the technology.

It builds on Cognita’s Covid-related transformation programme, in which all students in year three and above in its European schools are equipped with their own personal laptop or iPad for use in school and at home.

Over 12,000 digital devices will have been distributed to students in the UK, Spain and Switzerland in recent months. By partnering with CENTURY, these devices will now enable students to access personalised learning at home and school throughout any disruption.

We already had a lot of digital learning initiatives, with incorporating technology in the classroom. The pandemic just took that 10x further – Sabrina Espasandin, Cognita Spain

Sabrina Espasandin, digital learning advisor for Cognita in Spain, said the pandemic has accelerated action.

“We already had a lot of digital learning initiatives, with incorporating technology in the classroom. The pandemic just took that 10x further – it blew us away and took us into a 22nd century. The pandemic fast forwarded something that was already in motion,” said Espasandin.

“One of the key elements in our digital strategy is to develop student agency and ownership for their learning. Tools like CENTURY allow students to have a clear understanding of their strengths and improvement opportunities and provide them with the possibility of revising topics or challenging themselves to more complex ones, constantly adapting to create a completely personalised learning experience.”

CENTURY personalises learning for each student, tailoring learning materials to their individual strengths, weaknesses and behaviours, whilst also equipping teachers with useful data insights.

Cognita is a family of schools spanning Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Brazil, Chile and the UAE. There are 40 Cognita schools in the UK, including Colchester High School in Essex, Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School in London and Cumnor House School in Surrey.

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