Our Story

Acrobatiq is educators, learning engineers and scientists, software engineers, and entrepreneurs who share a passion for education and a laser-focus on improving outcomes.

By converging learning science, data, and technology, we believe we can enable educators and institutions to help more students complete courses and stay on track to graduate by enabling partners to organize instruction around high impact, data-rich, personalized learning experiences.

Our Heritage

Acrobatiq is born out of Carnegie Mellon University’s long history of excellence in cognitive science, human-computer interaction and software engineering. We are privileged to build upon the success of CMU’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI), a pioneer in online learning, and the broader CMU community of researchers, educators, and scientists.  OLI’s work in the science of learning and proven results have laid the foundation for our work.

At Acrobatiq, with the backing of Carnegie Mellon, we will continue to focus on evidence-based course design and strong collaborations with university researchers – which we believe are fundamental to developing learner-centric products and services that are aligned with the needs of higher education.

About the Open Learning Initiative

OLI is a grant-funded, non-profit project initially supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Since 2001, OLI has created online courses based on the findings of learning science and student performance in real classrooms. OLI courseware has been field-tested at dozens of institutions by thousands of learners and is widely supported by academic leaders.

OLI frequently publishes its learning research findings in journals, conference proceedings, and other educational publications.  To learn more, visit the Open Learning Initiative research site.

The Next Stage

By combining the expertise from OLI, CMU and the broader educational community, the Acrobatiq team is developing the next-generation curriculum authoring and analytics solutions to help enhance enhance both the practice of teaching and the process of learning.  Our aim is to partner with educators and academic leaders and apply these capabilities in ways that measurably improve learning outcomes.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us today.