Scientific American - August 1, 2014 - Read about ASSISTments' ability to give an early warning system to schools about who is likely to loose interest in STEM or who is at danger of not going to college.
The New York Times Magazine - September 16, 2012 - Read Annie Murphy Paul's story about the origins of ASSISTments and how it is helping students learn.
Here & Now - June 21, 2011 - Listen to Robin Young's interview.
The Boston Globe - May 5, 2011 - Read Yvonne Abraham's column about how my brain tumor fueled the birth of ASSISTments why it's free.
The Bangor Daily News - December 21, 2012 - Read Nick McCrea's article about the Bangor schools participation in a $3.5 million study in Maine where the governor provides laptops to all middle school students.
PRESS31 The New Scientists Hate exams? Now a computer can grade you by watching you learn- Jan, 2nd, 2016 by Aviva Rutkin
PRESS30 TED Ideas - There no app for good teaching - Sept 14, 2014 by Laura Moorhead.
PRESS29 Open Mic On Education - Sept 1, 2014 - Alan Rudt Video.
PRESS28 New York Times Magazine - Sept 14, 2012 - ASSISTments was the focus of a three page story entitled "The Machines are Taking Over"
PRESS27 Columbia University Teachers College Magazine - May 17, 2012 - ASSISTments was featured in an article called “Pushing the Right Buttons” by Joe Levine
PRESS26 Walpole Times - February 16, 2012 - "Walpole teachers get an 'assist' from homework software" by Veronica Hamlett
PRESS25 Hometown Weekly - February 17, 2012 - ASSISTing Students in School Proves to be Beneficial by Lindsay Budnik
PRESS24 The Daily Grafton - January 23, 2011 - Grafton Students Get a Hand from ASSISTments
PRESS23 Metro West - Oct. 3, 2011 - Homework program catches on in MetroWest by Scott O'Connell.
PRESS22 Boston Globe - May 5, 2011 - A gift born from peril. by Yvonne Abraham.
PRESS21 The Two Towers - April 5, 2011 - Professor of the week- Neil Heffernan: Exploring frontiers of education with cutting edge technology.
PRESS20 Schools.com - March 3, 2011 - Web-based tutor gives math class a new feel.
PRESS19 ScienceDaily - Feb. 14, 2011 - Year-End Test Scores Significantly Improved in Schools Using Web-Based Tutor
PRESS18 The Ellsworth American - January 18, 2011 - "Learning Curve" by Cyndi Wood from Bangor, Maine.
PRESS17 Education Week - January 21, 2010 - Data Mining' Gains Traction in Education by Sarah D. Sparks. This made the front page of EdWeek. This article talks about the Education Data Mining Conference Heffernan helped start. It also cites the work of Heffernan’s colleague Ryan Baker.
PRESS17 Education Week - December 13, 2010 -Data Mining' Gains Traction in Education by Sarah D. Sparks.
PRESS16 Worcester Telegram & Gazette - June 3, 2010 - Homework Helper: Web program gives students, teachers a jump on class assignments by Priyanka Dayal.
PRESS15 Worcester Telegram citation for award from School Committee.
PRESS14 Boston Globe - January 10, 2008 - U.S. gives $1.5 million for science tutoring.
PRESS13 Worcester Telegram & Gazette - January 10, 2008 - New WPI System.
PRESS12 Worcester Telegram & Gazette - August 23, 2007 - WPI projects win NSF grants: Work on science education, tiny sensors receive funding by Jacqueline Reis.
PRESS11 www.computer.org/intelligent- In the News - July/August, 2007 - Intelligence Tutors Make the Grade talked about ASSISTments and other Intelligent tutoring systems. IEEE Intelligent System by Mark Ingebretsen.
PRESS10 Worcester Business Journal - June 2007 - WPI Tutor Program is Money in the Bank by Matthew Brown.
PRESS9 Telegram & Gazette - May 26, 2007 - WPI receives $2M ‘assist’ for tutoring. by Telegram & Gazette Staff.
PRESS8 ACM TechNews - May 23, 2007 - WPI Receives $2 Million Award to Develop an Intelligent Tutoring System That Can Improve Math Education.
PRESS7 Transformations - Fall 2006 - Assessing the Odds by Michael W. Dorsey.
PRESS6 The Worcester Educator - Spring 2006 - Professor’s preparation program adds up to better MCAS math scores by Gretchen Weber.
PRESS5 U.S. News & World Report - November 11, 2005 - Enter the Computer Tutor: PCs Can Help Kids Pass No Child Left Behind Tests. by Angie C. Marek.
PRESS4 Telegram & Gazette - December, 2005 - Schools, sponsors teaming up for TV ads by Jacqueline Reis
PRESS3 Telegram & Gazette - August 11, 2005 - WPI asst. profs awarded grants by Mallary Jean Tenore.
PRESS2 Telegram & Gazette - May 23, 2005 - Assistment’ makes the grade by Jacqueline Reis.
PRESS1 Telegram & Gazette - January 14, 2004 - Pupils to get online help with MCAS by Clive McFarlane.
Radio and Television
RT5 Interviewed on National Public Radio by Robin Young of the the Here and Now show - June 2, 2010 - Listen.
RT4 Interviewed on WDIS-AM out of Norfolk, MA by Dan Collier - June 2, 2010 - Listen.
RT3 Prof. Neil Heffernan gets coverage by WPI: A short clip by WPI's TEAM Worcester featuring the ASSISTment system. Archived at: http://web.cs.wpi.edu/Research/trg/public/project/videos/asst_wmv.wmv.
RT2 580 AM, WTAG interview by Greg Byrne - August 11, 2005 - This is a 55 second audio clip of an interview about how my $900,000, NSF CAREER award is going to impact Massachusetts 8th and 10th grade math students. Archived at: http://web.cs.wpi.edu/Research/trg/public/project/audio/Neil_interview.mp3.
RT1 "Prof. Neil Heffernan makes huge impact," NECN Nightly News - May 23, 2005 - A two minute clip showing students at Forest Grove Middle School, and their math teacher, using and talking about the Assistment System. Archived at: http://nth.wpi.edu/NECN_MCAS_story_5-23-2005.wmv