Elsevier Introduces Adaptive Study Solution for Improved Learning and Memory Retention for Nursing and Health Professions

Elsevier Adaptive Learning, powered by Cerego technology, combines brain science with patented algorithms for an individualized, more effective learning experience

Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Elsevier Adaptive Learning, a personalized learning experience for nursing and health profession students that maximizes the efficacy and efficiency of learning, memory and retrieval of knowledge in an effort to improve learning outcomes.

Powered by technology from Cerego, a memory management tool with patented algorithms that apply scientifically researched principles, Elsevier Adaptive Learning will help nursing and health professions students acquire knowledge rapidly, maintain knowledge to a high degree of retention, and retrieve knowledge quickly and effortlessly throughout their education and into their clinical practice.

"Research into the workings of human memory is well understood but rarely makes its way into tools that students can actually use, and this is what we are committed to delivering," said Andrew Smith Lewis, Founder and Executive Chairman of Cerego. "Elsevier Adaptive Learning, powered by Cerego, provides an easy, intuitive and engaging way for students to learn faster and remember information longer, utilizing content derived from Elsevier's distinguished library of educational text."

This launch is part of a partnership between Elsevier and Cerego, centered upon meaningfully improving learning outcomes through powerful adaptive learning solutions.

Unique capabilities of Elsevier Adaptive Learning include:

Elsevier Adaptive Learning uses scientifically-based principles to determine an appropriate schedule for each student to learn and review, helping to ensure readiness for exams and long-term success in his or her professional field. Additionally, the solution emphasizes individualized learning, cognitive skills training and time management. Product features also include instructor and student performance dashboards with at-a-glance access to data on individual knowledge usage and retention at the course and item level, as well as a mobile app.

"The power of Elsevier Adaptive Learning is that it supports the needs of the individual learner. Students respond well to personalized learning tools that prepare them to not just pass their courses, but to become well-rounded professionals in the workplace," said John Danaher, President, Elsevier Education. "Cerego adds a technology for learning and memory to Elsevier's content that we believe will transform health/science education by delivering personalized, responsive solutions that directly support learning objectives. This is just one of the many parts of our overall initiatives to continue our leadership with adaptive technologies in health science education."

Learn more about Elsevier Adaptive Learning, powered by Cerego, at www.elsevieradvantage.com/adaptivelearning


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About Cerego

Cerego is the essential memory management tool for the world's learners. We are experts in adaptive learning and memory science. Through our core adaptive learning platform, web application and full suite of mobile applications, we have been helping students to enrich their lives, by learning and retaining knowledge more effectively for over a decade.

Cerego is located in Millbrae and Tokyo. For more information, visit: http://cerego.com

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Elsevier
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