Flat World is an education technology company that partners with colleges and universities to improve learning outcomes for students through personalized educational experiences. As the economy and demands of the job market continue to evolve, more and more students need flexible options to help them acquire new, relevant skills and earn credentials and degrees. Flat World provides the content, technology, and services that help our partners meet these needs. As the company has followed the learner, we’ve developed four core areas of expertise, which form our primary pillars:
• Digital Learning Content: Through our affordable, high-quality digital textbooks, we provide students with the content they need without running up their debt. • Adaptive and Personalized Courseware: Our courseware allows students to move at a pace that is manageable and appropriate for them within a given term, and enables faculty to engage directly with individual students, providing differentiated instruction based on their needs.
• Competency-Based Education (CBE): As the needs of students, educators, institutions, and society have grown and evolved, we’ve created sophisticated tools that allow colleges and universities to implement competency-based programs at any scale with hands-on support from our services team. • Direct Assessment: For those institutions that are interested in fully embracing and implementing competency-based programs that are divorced from the credit hour, we have developed a comprehensive, cloud-based SaaS platform for competency-based education that represents the full maturation of the CBE model.