Executive Summary

Online learning was invented in 1960 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) was an answer to a pressing need for greater access to higher-quality education.  Initially funded by a number of grants that supported science and engineering education, including a National Science Foundation grant, PLATO became the first computer-assisted learning system.  Early on, learners accessed PLATO through stand-alone computer systems.  Today, Plato Courseware's high-quality, rigorous courses can be accessed anytime and from any place.

PLATO Learning acquired Archipelago Learning, adding complimentary online educational solutions that provide web-based instruction to 14 million students in nearly 40,000 schools in the United states, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  Together, they join forces to become Edmentum.  Edmentum combines the same great people and products you know and trust to empower educators to make learning more impactful and to improve student achievement.  Designed by educators, for educators, our products ignite a lifelong love of learning for students os all ages and abilities.

With more then 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to empower 21st century teaching and learning.

Contact Information


5600 W 83rd street, Suite 300/ 8200 Tower

Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone:  800-447-5286

Fax:  877-519-9555

Contact:  Brad Peacock

Email:  Brad.Peacock@edmentum.com