Why We’re Different


Developing Innovative Learning Technologies

UniversityNow’s intuitive learning platform enables students, faculty and administrators to focus on learning — rather than fighting through outdated learning management  systems.  We fully implemented the platform at Patten University, our accredited university that anyone can access for free.  When fully-implemented, the platform supports the following:

  • Individualized Instruction. We recognize that students enter school with different skill sets and knowledge.  Instead of delivering standardized lectures that teach all students the same way, our platform allows our schools to provide academic support that’s individualized to each student’s needs.
  • Self-Paced Learning. We recognize that students often need varying lengths of time to learn and complete each course.  At Patten University, instead of offering courses that run for a fixed period of time, our Platform allows students to progress at their own pace and take as much – or as little – time as they need to master the concepts of each course.
  • Adaptive Feedback. Leveraging our platform, our schools can provide students with a personalized roadmap for each course.  This roadmap is updated on a real-time basis as they progress through the course.  Real-time data feedback loops allow our schools to customize each student’s learning experience, and the focus on granular learning outcomes and success metrics enable our schools to continuously improve the student experience.
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning and Support. Our platform allows students to invite their friends to participate in their college experience for free.  Soon students will be able to create peer-to-peer learning communities, where students share knowledge and skills, and help each other succeed.

We believe that, applied appropriately, technology can make higher education more accessible and improve its quality while significantly lowering its costs.  Our innovative new learning technologies allow us to personalize instruction for each student.