FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- bitWise Academy, a venture-backed eLearning company that enables personalized and adaptive eLearning courses for students in schools and colleges, today unveiled its new artificial intelligence (AI) driven adaptive eLearning platform for STEM education. The new bitWise platform harnesses AI and machine learning algorithms to enable students, in grades K-12 through college, to learn applied computer science and emerging STEM technologies in a progressive, self-paced manner.

These interdisciplinary courses are designed for students of all ages to complement their existing school curriculum or provide extracurricular instruction in these specialized STEM subjects. Unlike other eLearning programs which typically offer a “one size fits all” teaching style delivered through traditional static videos, the new bitWise platform integrates the power of AI and machine learning to personalize the course content and create a cognitive blueprint for each student based on their individual learning style, mastery of the subject, and other behavioral factors. The bitWise platform provides a unique and immersive learning experience tailored to each individual student. The bitWise engine is the world’s first eLearning platform led by on-demand chatbots. These chatbots are an integral part of the adaptive learning process by encouraging students to ask questions so that they can better retain the subject matter.

Enrolled bitWise students can access the suite of interactive online courses, participate in community discussion groups, engage the chatbot "study buddy" and avail of other self-help tools all in one centralized location. Parents and teachers receive detailed analytics and reports giving them insight into their student’s unique learning style and mastery rate for each specialized subject. The upcoming version of the AI platform will further enable students to share their progress and achievements with their friends by creating private social networks and advanced communications.

“bitWise represents the next-generation of distance education by allowing every student to have an opportunity to pursue emerging technologies at their own pace in a practical and affordable way,” said G Venkat, president and founder of bitWise. “bitWise gives students control over their own learning path and empowers them to maximize their individual learning potential regardless of age, gender, or geography.”

System RequirementsbitWise is an online platform that is compatible with any computer and can be accessed by a browser. The platform supports the xAPI eLearning standard.

Pricing and AvailabilityAfter parents and teachers register their accounts, they can purchase subscriptions and add students. Detailed reports and analytics are available to monitor student progress. bitWise subscriptions are currently available worldwide for a promotional introductory price of $100 per year for an individual student. The annual subscription includes access to all online courses during the year.

About bitwise AcademyHeadquartered in Fremont, Calif., bitWise Academy is a venture-backed eLearning company dedicated to developing the next generation of AI-driven eLearning technology. The core belief of bitWise is that applied computer science and multi-disciplinary STEM education should be a fundamental skill taught to all students, from grades K-12 through college. The company’s mission is to bring a progressive and integrated emerging technology curriculum to complement the current educational system. More information can be found at www.bitwiseacademy.com.

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