National Louis University and Acrobatiq Collaborate to Expand College Opportunities Through New Undergraduate Harrison Professional Pathways Program

Innovative program aims to expand access to education and improve student achievement through personalized, adaptive learning

Feb 24, 2016, 12:08 ET from Acrobatiq

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acrobatiq, a leading learning optimization company in the fast-growing adaptive learning market, today announced that National Louis University, one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago has implemented its adaptive learning platform, content library and professional services to successfully deliver the University's new Harrison Professional Pathways Program, a competency-driven undergraduate degree program aimed at bridging the achievement gap for Chicago area college students.

Launched as an innovative strategy to expand access to educational opportunities, the program specifically targets traditional freshmen, many of which are first-time, first-generation college students.

"The Harrison Professional Pathways Program was designed as an opportunity initiative," said Aarti Dhupelia, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at National Louis University. "A significant number of college students, who grew up in low-income households or are first-generation college students, often do not complete their bachelor's degree due to lack of preparation or because of challenges faced outside of the classroom. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning technology and analytics help us to provide a very high quality and personalized learning experience to all students including those who may have previously struggled academically."

Acrobatiq provides a platform and services to higher education institutions to enable them to create, deliver, and continuously improve instructionally effective learning experiences.  

"The Harrison Professional Pathways Program expands access for students typically at risk of not completing, and provides each with a high level of support by tailoring the learning experience to what each student needs," says Eric Frank, CEO of Acrobatiq. "By collecting and modeling learning data as students work, we can predict student learning performance against outcomes – in real-time. This enables the platform to adapt the learning experience for students, and more importantly, provides insights to faculty about who's learning, who's not, and who might be at risk and why, so they can provide the right support to the right student at the right time," said Frank.   

Acrobatiq is a cloud-based software-as-a-service solution, purchased as an annual subscription and supported by professional services to ensure successful and sustainable implementation.

For more information on Acrobatiq's solutions for higher education, or to request a meeting, please visit  

A case study on the partnership with National Louis University can be found at

About National Louis University
Founded in 1886, National Louis is a nonprofit, non-denominational University offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in fields of education, management, human services, counseling, public policy, and others concerned with human and community development. From its inception, National Louis has provided educational access to adult, immigrant and minority populations – a mission it sustains today.  National Louis is well known for an exceptional history in teacher preparation, and continues to be a leader in educating future teachers and community leaders to succeed in urban environments. For more information, visit

About Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a leading learning optimization and analytics company backed by Carnegie Mellon University. We help educators and academic leaders develop, deliver and scale personalized, adaptive learning to boost student engagement, achievement and retention through the convergence of learning design and data. Building on CMU's historic strengths in learning science, and the Open Learning Initiative's evidence-based research in online learning, Acrobatiq's platform, content and professional services support the development of effectively designed, and data-informed learning experiences. Fine-grained data is collected, modeled, and used to personalize and adapt learning; surface actionable insights to educators; and target continuous improvements of content so more students can excel at learning, no matter where they start.

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