Carnegie Learning, Inc. (CMU) Co-Founder Awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science (11/11/2010)

Carnegie Learning produces math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company was founded by cognitive and computer scientists at CMU along with veteran mathematics teachers.

From the company’s press release:
The Franklin Institute this week presented the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science to John R. Anderson, PhD, for the development of the first large-scale theory of the process by which humans perceive, learn and reason, and its application to computer tutoring systems. Anderson is a co-founder of Carnegie Learning, Inc. and his Adaptive Control of Thought (ACT) theory is the psychological model that is the foundation of the company’s Cognitive Tutor® software. read full press release

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