Smart Sparrow is an adaptive learning tech company based in Sydney, AU & San Francisco, CA. They are a global leader in personalized learning technology, having a courseware development platform and instructional design suite that is used by more than 10,000 faculty members around the world, with educators having created more than 20,000 digital learning experiences over the past five years.

ACT recently announced their strategic investment in Smart Sparrow:

“ACT recognizes the outstanding learning capabilities Smart Sparrow has brought to the global market, representing the leading edge of education technology and an abiding commitment to the role of great teachers,” said Marten Roorda, ACT chief executive officer. “This move is consistent with ACT’s ambition to become a learning company, the value that we place on personalization, and our commitment to develop adaptive learning. By investing in Smart Sparrow, we’ll be helping people around the world learn more efficiently and effectively than ever before.”

ACT, Smart Sparrow, and ASU have also recently won NYU’s Algorithm for Change competition, as partnered finalists and presented their pitch project “Frontiers of Science,” on July 12 at NYU’s Grand Hall.