Education Transformation: Collaborize Classroom
SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Democrasoft, Inc. (OTC: Pinksheets: DEMO) today announced two major milestones for Collaborize Classroom®, the company’s flagship online collaborative education platform.
The first milestone, the launching of over 20,000 individual Collaborize Classrooms by teachers around the world, has been accompanied by an equally significant advance: the delivery of nearly 1.5 million individual topic-based lessons to students via the Collaborize Classroom platform. Many of those lessons were shared via the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, a free, growing global repository of over 2,500 lesson topics that enables teachers to share the best and most effective individual lessons they create with other teachers around the world. This sharing capability includes a peer-rating system to help teachers quickly identify the most interesting and appropriate lessons for their own students.
With just a few clicks, topics on almost any subject from the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library (http://library.collaborizeclassroom.com) can be copied to any Collaborize Classroom anywhere in the world for all grade levels.
Since its official launch in January of 2011, Collaborize Classroom has been steadily gaining recognition and high marks from teachers, students, the education industry and technologists.
“Collaborize Classroom has quickly become part of a worldwide effort to adapt education to the 21st century needs of students everywhere,” says Richard Lang, CEO of Democrasoft. “Reaching these milestones validates for us and for the education and technology communities that Collaborize Classroom is recognized by teachers themselves as a way to increase their effectiveness and make their jobs easier.”
Collaborize Classroom (http://collaborizeclassroom.com), available free of charge to all grade levels, gives teachers the ability to extend in-class conversations to private and secure online sites accessible by any Internet browser or from any iPhone, iPad or iTouch. Teachers post topic-based lessons on any subject in their own Collaborize Classrooms and invite their students to participate in online group discussions, usually after school.
The Collaborize Classroom platform has sustained a 25% average monthly growth rate since its official launch in January 2011, and its momentum has been noticed by District Administration Magazine, which named Collaborize Classroom one of its Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2011. Edudemic.com readers also called it one of the Top 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools.
“These awards are particularly satisfying because they originate from good teachers who feel helped rather than threatened by 21st century technology in their classrooms,” said Lang.
Good Magazine’s “Future of Learning” series also featured Collaborize in a video called “Sharing the Wisdom of We” that highlights Collaborize Classroom’s contribution to education. The video is part of a documentary series entitled “Future Learning”.
For more information about Collaborize Classroom, or to schedule an interview with Democrasoft senior management, please contact Mark Kithcart at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-993-8683 x 706.
Democrasoft, Inc., headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, is a 20-year-old public company (OTC: PINKSHEETS: DEMO) with a history of pioneering technology. The Company’s flagship product, Collaborize®, is a web-based solution for organizing groups with a common purpose into powerful, decision-making communities. It is designed to empower groups of all sizes – educators, businesses, non-profits, organizations, governments, their members and citizens – to resolve real problems and drive toward actual implementation of collective solutions. Democrasoft is dedicated to facilitating a vision of online “social networking with purpose.” For more information, please visit http://democrasoft.com.
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