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Fighting fire with fire: Why we need to embrace AI in order to compete against it

How artificial intelligence can be used to increase human intelligence and fundamentally change the way we learn

Fighting fire with fire: Why we need to embrace AI in order to compete against it

ALU and Cerego Partner for 2018 Admissions Cycle

One of our core focuses at Cerego is supporting higher education by providing a toolkit for both teachers and students to enhance the learning experience. Our software is used by more than a thousand universities across the US, helping students [...]

ALU and Cerego Partner for 2018 Admissions Cycle

Developing Understanding With Cerego

At Cerego, we believe our platform to be the best in class in helping learners build lasting knowledge, and in helping organizations measure that knowledge. A test score shows a snapshot of understanding on a particular day, but a Cerego-powered [...]

Developing Understanding With Cerego

Cerego supports learning - and hope for the future - for refugee children

Our guiding mission at Cerego is to help learners of all backgrounds build lasting knowledge that helps them in their own lives. We were therefore especially interested in seeing researchers from New York University, the City University of New York, [...]

Cerego supports learning - and hope for the future - for refugee children

Cerego Supports the Shift Towards Active Learning at College of Western Idaho

College of Western Idaho instructors Teresa Rich and Holly Paquette decided to replace the sage-on-stage lecture format with active learning in their Microbiology courses.

Cerego Supports the Shift Towards Active Learning at College of Western Idaho

Learner Spotlight: Hayley Waller, Queensland University of Technology

Hayley Waller is a student at Queensland University of Technology using Cerego to learn Chemistry.  

Learner Spotlight: Hayley Waller, Queensland University of Technology

Customer Spotlight: Dr Nathan Boase, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Nathan Boase is a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, where he teaches Chemistry courses using Cerego. Learn how he used Cerego to create custom courseware that makes lessons stick.

Customer Spotlight: Dr Nathan Boase, Queensland University of Technology

3 Minutes That Will Change the Way You Learn

A little difficulty is good for learning! When we introduce a bit of mental challenge into the learning process, we are more likely to recall that information in the future. This concept is known as desirable difficulty, and it is core to the design [...]

3 Minutes That Will Change the Way You Learn

Guest Blogger Guidelines

From time to time we get inquiries regarding guest blogging at Cerego. If you have exceptional writing and/or design skills and would like to share your expertise with people in higher ed, corporate training, or government training programs, we'd [...]

Guest Blogger Guidelines

Creating Content on Cerego Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Today we launched a major redesign of Cerego's Create product. With an improved aesthetic and more intuitive user interface, this update makes building compelling content faster, simpler, and more straightforward. New Create introduces several [...]

Creating Content on Cerego Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Willpower vs. Decision Fatigue: The Truth About Self Control

How much did you think about the clothes you wore this morning? Famously, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg supposedly wear the same color shirt most days, to cut down on decision fatigue. The idea - known as ego-depletion - is that that your [...]

Willpower vs. Decision Fatigue: The Truth About Self Control

Customer Spotlight: Instructor Lori Schreiber, Penn State Abington

Lori is a college instructor at Penn State Abington. In addition to teaching, she works as a Community Liaison for Montgomery County Community College and is the Abington Township Commissioner. She brings a unique perspective into her Introduction [...]

Customer Spotlight: Instructor Lori Schreiber, Penn State Abington

Customer Spotlight: Professor Ying Lin, Santa Rosa Junior College

Ying Lin is a Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he teaches Statistics courses using Cerego. Learn how he customized Cerego Courseware to make statistics lessons stick. 

Customer Spotlight: Professor Ying Lin, Santa Rosa Junior College

Customer Spotlight: Assistant Professor Arindam Basu, Penn State Brandywine

Arindam Basu is an Assistant Professor at Penn State Brandywine, where he teaches Biology courses using Cerego.

Customer Spotlight: Assistant Professor Arindam Basu, Penn State Brandywine

PanelPicker Community Voting for SXSW EDU Programming Is Open: VOTE for Cerego!

Now is the time to let SXSWedu know you want more Cerego! Weigh in on the programming for SXSW EDU 2018 by casting your votes in PanelPicker during Community Voting from August 7 until 11:59pm PT Sunday, August 27.

PanelPicker Community Voting for SXSW EDU Programming Is Open: VOTE for Cerego!

Learner Spotlight: Paul Zuber-Fantulin, Santa Rosa Junior College

For Paul Zuber-Fantulin, a student at Santa Rosa Junior College, learning technology has been crucial to his success. After dropping out of college initially, Paul discovered the “Learning How to Learn” class on Coursera, which in turn lead him to [...]

Learner Spotlight: Paul Zuber-Fantulin, Santa Rosa Junior College

Event: Brain Science and AI at the Army Medical Symposium and Exposition

What can advances in brain science coupled with artificial intelligence bring to medical training? That’s what Cerego Co-Founder and CEO, Andrew Smith Lewis, will be exploring at the Army Medical Symposium and Exposition on July 24-25 at the Grand [...]

Event: Brain Science and AI at the Army Medical Symposium and Exposition

Customer Spotlight: Professor Patti Valella, Long Beach City College

Patti Valella is a Professor at Long Beach City College, where she teaches Biology and Anatomy and Physiology courses. She specializes in helping students develop the reading skills, study skills, test taking skills and thinking skills that will [...]

Customer Spotlight: Professor Patti Valella, Long Beach City College

Cerego + Canvas LMS: a Partnership for Effective Learning Management

Last week we made a big announcement: the Cerego personalized learning platform is now available for integration in Canvas, an open online learning management system (LMS) created by Instructure that makes teaching and learning easier. If you’re [...]

Cerego + Canvas LMS: a Partnership for Effective Learning Management

Learn Smart, Get Smarter

Today, you’ll notice updates to your learning experience on Cerego. Our latest update contains some changes to the learning engine that recommends what to learn and when. These smart recommendations take the guesswork out of learning while exposing [...]

Learn Smart, Get Smarter

The Public Library is Closed, But We’re Still Open!

Since the beginning, Cerego has provided millions of learners with an efficient, effective way to learn anything. Our commitment to improving how the world acquires knowledge and demonstrates knowledge and ability is core to our mission. We continue [...]

The Public Library is Closed, But We’re Still Open!

Sharing Content You Made on Cerego

Have you created content on Cerego that you’re eager to share with friends, classmates, or colleagues? It’s easy to share content you created on Cerego. Here’s how in just a few steps:

Sharing Content You Made on Cerego

Making Knowledge Stick

At Cerego, we understand that knowledge is vital for learning, expertise and creativity. Our mission is to help learners gain knowledge effectively, in a way that helps it stick, and stay useful. Without interaction, all knowledge naturally fades [...]

Making Knowledge Stick

NYU College of Dentistry Board Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate

All U.S. licensing jurisdictions require evidence that a candidate for licensure has passed Parts I and II of the National Board Dental Examinations. The tests, which evaluate students’ preparedness for the study and practice of dentistry, are [...]

NYU College of Dentistry Board Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate

Event: The Promise of Big Data & Adaptive Learning at the 2017 ASU + GSV Summit

The ASU + GSV Summit is an annual conference for the learning and talent innovation community. Each year, the sold-out event attracts entrepreneurs, masterminds, and leaders who are shaping the landscape of learning, technology and business. Cerego [...]

Event: The Promise of Big Data & Adaptive Learning at the 2017 ASU + GSV Summit

Salient Unifies their Growing Company with Cerego

After Houston-based asset management firm Salient Partners, L.P. (“Salient”) acquired San Francisco-based Forward Management, LLC (“Forward”) in June 2015, the work was far from over. With the acquisition, Salient almost doubled its headcount and [...]

Salient Unifies their Growing Company with Cerego

Why Learn It When You Can Google It?

Is Google making knowledge obsolete? Our CEO Andrew Smith Lewis recently spoke at SXSWedu about how having information in the palm of our hand is changing what, how, and why we learn. This is an important topic for those of us who work at Cerego - [...]

Why Learn It When You Can Google It?

New Q&A Template Expands Options for Content Creators

Question: Is it possible to create Question-and-Answer items in Cerego? A. Yes! B. Nope, sorry! C. We’ll get back to you on that! Answer: The correct answer is A, Yes! This week Cerego is launching a new item template to support your quiz banks, [...]

New Q&A Template Expands Options for Content Creators

Replay: Learning, Memory & Knowledge Post-Google - SXSWedu Featured Session

If you've been following Cerego you know that our Co-Founder and CEO, Andrew Smith Lewis, was invited to present as a featured speaker at SXSWedu. Miss his Tuesday talk? You can still catch the replay of Learning, Memory & Knowledge Post-Google [...]

Replay: Learning, Memory & Knowledge Post-Google - SXSWedu Featured Session

Meet the Cerego team at SXSWedu 2017

With just a few days before SXSWedu you're probably starting to plan your week. Cerego is heading back to SXSWedu with an even busier schedule this year - and we'd love to meet you if you're in Austin for the big event. Here's where you can find us [...]

Meet the Cerego team at SXSWedu 2017

Why Mobile Users Are Learning Faster

In learning, timing matters. Through decades of research into the cognitive science of learning and how memories fade over time, we now understand that spacing out learning into shorter sessions with breaks is more effective than cramming and that [...]

Why Mobile Users Are Learning Faster

Smart Notifications: Learning Science Meets Lifestyle

At Cerego we don’t think adaptive is good enough, which is why we’ve built a personalized learning engine. It’s not about aggregate data and cohorts; it’s about the person and helping them build flexible, durable knowledge. This philosophy guided us [...]

Smart Notifications: Learning Science Meets Lifestyle

Big Data and Machine Learning Hit Education @TransformingEDU CES 2017

Predictive analytics is really making its mark in education. Our ability to generate and collect big, rich, long-term learning data from the real world has kickstarted another revolution in learning science. At Cerego we're personalizing learning by [...]

Big Data and Machine Learning Hit Education @TransformingEDU CES 2017

Share and win in our #CreateChangeEDU SXSWedu Registration Giveaway

What do you think the future of education looks like? What changes are you making to drive towards a better learning experience for students right now? Answer that question by sharing what you or your team are doing to innovate students' learning [...]

Share and win in our #CreateChangeEDU SXSWedu Registration Giveaway

New on Cerego: Application Questions

As an educator, you know it’s important that students not only remember and recognize important concepts but that they develop the skills necessary to apply those concepts in the real world.

New on Cerego: Application Questions

Create a richer learning experience with Instructional Items

Cerego sets the standard for personalized learning by helping learners crystallize foundational knowledge through personalized, scheduled reviews. Now, starting today, instructors can use Cerego to bolster learning with Instructional Items—a new [...]

Create a richer learning experience with Instructional Items

Your Vote Can Send Us Back to SXSW

It’s that time of year: the SXSW 2017 PanelPicker is officially open! Now through September 2, you can vote for your favorite panels via the SXSW PanelPicker.

Your Vote Can Send Us Back to SXSW

Navigating Cerego just got easier

When you log in today you’ll notice some changes. This update makes it easier to differentiate between professional and personal tools available on Cerego. Our new drop-down navigation allows you to quickly move between Cerego tools such as Admin, [...]

Navigating Cerego just got easier

Cerego for Android

If you have an Android phone and aren’t using our app yet, you’re really missing out. Mobile makes it easier to stay on track with your personalized learning schedule. Also, shorter study sessions work in your favor for long-term knowledge retention [...]

Cerego for Android

Hot off the press: Bookshelf GPS, a Personalized Roadmap to Learning Success

It's here! It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of Bookshelf GPS, a customizable learning environment built directly into VitalSource Bookshelf and powered by Cerego. Integrated into VitalSource Bookshelf, an eTextbook platform used [...]

Hot off the press: Bookshelf GPS, a Personalized Roadmap to Learning Success

Personalized Learning Takes Flight with Cerego and the Spartan Education Group

Calling all pilots!

Personalized Learning Takes Flight with Cerego and the Spartan Education Group

We’re Taking Cerego to New Levels

Cerego is the standard for personalized learning - and the easiest, most effective way to acquire and demonstrate knowledge. Today, we’re excited to announce our latest update that makes it even easier to track progress as a learner or instructor.

We’re Taking Cerego to New Levels

Solving for Why: The Future of EdTech

Last week Andrew Smith Lewis, Cerego Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, had the honor of speaking at SXSWedu — one of our favorite education events every year. If you weren’t able to attend you can listen to the audio of the presentation and view [...]

Solving for Why: The Future of EdTech

Where to Find Cerego at SXSWedu 2016

It’s that time of year again - SXSWedu is upon us, and our team will be on the ground in Austin from March 7th to March 10th with a booth at the all-new Industry Hub and several speaking spots throughout the week.

Where to Find Cerego at SXSWedu 2016

Three cheers for Cerego 3.0 for iOS!

Chances are good you’re reading this post on a mobile device of some kind. After all, however you slice the data, it’s clear that “mobile” is more and more the norm when it comes to the internet. (We particularly like Benedict Evans’ analysis here) [...]

Three cheers for Cerego 3.0 for iOS!

Vote Now For Our (Other!) SXSWedu Panel — Coffee’s for Closers: How to Succeed in Edtech

UPDATE: Get your votes in! PanelPicker voting closes this Friday, September 4, 2015. Thank you, again, for your support!

Vote Now For Our (Other!) SXSWedu Panel — Coffee’s for Closers: How to Succeed in Edtech

Vote Now For Our 2016 SXSWedu Panel — Solving for Why: The Future of Edtech

UPDATE: Get your votes in! PanelPicker voting closes this Friday, September 4, 2015. Thank you, again, for your support!

Vote Now For Our 2016 SXSWedu Panel — Solving for Why: The Future of Edtech

Announcing Cerego Plus

Introducing Cerego Plus, a new way for instructors to use Cerego. Over the past few months, we’ve gotten lots of great feedback and some specific requests from the community of instructors already using Cerego in the classroom, and we’re delighted [...]

Announcing Cerego Plus

Cerego heads to Europe!

This week, the Cerego team is embarking on a global adventure to London, UK for the 3rd annual EdTech Europe Summit. The one-day event is bringing together some of our favorite movers and shakers, and we’re thrilled to be recognized as part of this [...]

Cerego heads to Europe!

Networking brain hack for #CodeCon 2015!

Our Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Andrew Smith Lewis is headed to Code Conference, the premier technology conference hosted by Re/Code, which starts next week on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Andrew will be there to meet old friends and partners and [...]

Networking brain hack for #CodeCon 2015!

The New Memory Bank is Live!

Happy New Year! We are thrilled to announce that Cerego’s new Memory Bank is now live, just in time to ring in 2015!

The New Memory Bank is Live!

Personalized Learning as the Key to Student Success

Clayton Austin is the Psychology Product Manager for Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide.

Personalized Learning as the Key to Student Success

Introducing StatsPL: A Revolutionary New Course We’re Developing With The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Today at Educause, Cerego was selected as one of seven finalists to receive a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop next-gen digital courseware that personalizes instruction based on the science of learning and memory. As a [...]

Introducing StatsPL: A Revolutionary New Course We’re Developing With The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Cast Your Vote: Help Bring Cerego to SXSWedu 2015

It’s that time of year again — SXSW PanelPicker is open for community voting! Following last year’s appearance, our very own Andrew Smith Lewis, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Cerego, is in the running for a SXSWedu session on the “Data-Driven [...]

Cast Your Vote: Help Bring Cerego to SXSWedu 2015

Jazz on the brain

This past spring, Cerego had the unique opportunity to supplement a MOOC with our adaptive learning technology through a Jazz Appreciation course at the University of Texas at Austin. The intent of this collaboration was to meaningfully enhance the [...]

Jazz on the brain

Introducing new item types!

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, something remarkable happened: the Declaration of Independence was published, and America was born. Today, we’re excited to announce something (almost as) revolutionary: the biggest upgrade to Cerego in [...]

Introducing new item types!

Greetings Aquanauts!

Cerego is teaming up with the world famous oceanographic explorer, Fabien Cousteau, on his upcoming adventure, Mission 31, to introduce free oceanography courses on Cerego.com to support teachers, parents and students this summer in learning about [...]

Greetings Aquanauts!

Announcing the Updated Learning Engine

At Cerego, our mission is simple: help our users learn faster, remember longer, and manage their memory online. Making that mission happen is a bit more complicated, and at the center of it all is our Learning Engine - the data collection and item [...]

Announcing the Updated Learning Engine

SXSW, here we come!

For the first time ever, the Cerego team will be hitting the streets of Austin for this year’s 2014 SXSW conference. We’ll be in town from March 3rd - March 10th, and are incredibly excited for the opportunity to meet with and learn from the most [...]

SXSW, here we come!

Cerego, MOOCs, and all that jazz...

If you’re near our office today, you’ll hear lots of bebop and swing. We’re celebrating one of our hippest partnerships yet - Cerego and edX (and tons of great music)!

Cerego, MOOCs, and all that jazz...

Introducing Our First Premium Partner: Elsevier

Today marks the launch of Elsevier Adaptive Learning, a brand new, premium product exclusively from Elsevier, powered by Cerego.

Introducing Our First Premium Partner: Elsevier

A tour of the new site

With all the excitement throwing our doors open to the world this month, we’ve barely had time to step back and provide an overview of the changes we’ve made since we launched our private back in December. That feels like a long, long time ago to [...]

A tour of the new site

Public release and iOS launch

Today we’re opening Cerego to the public! We’ve been in private beta since December of 2012, and have been hard at work collecting feedback and tweaking the system in preparation for our big release. In addition, we’ve released our very first mobile [...]

Public release and iOS launch

Intelligent Recommendations

One theme that is big for us at Cerego is intelligent recommendations. We are building a system that does the heavy lifting of figuring out what you should study next so you don’t have to–you can just focus on your courses.

Intelligent Recommendations

A Round of UI Improvements

Over the past week, we’ve made the site easier to use in a number of ways.

A Round of UI Improvements

Introducing Cerego

Today we’re excited and happy to open our new service, Cerego.com, to a private beta. Anyone who has requested an invite already will receive an invite today, and starting from today we will be letting in as many users as we can manage. If you don’t [...]

Introducing Cerego