East Swanzey, NH and Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 1, 2005
TouchSmart Publishing, a developer of integrated printed and digital learning materials, announced a partnership today with Quantum Simulations, Inc., to market, distribute and support Quantum’s Internet-based artificial intelligence Chemistry and Mathematics Tutors.
Scientifically-proven to increase test scores by as much as 50 percent, the Quantum Tutors for Chemistry and Applied Mathematics for Science are accessed over the Internet for use anytime, anywhere. Just like working with a human tutor, students can work on any problem and receive personal feedback based on their own work and subject knowledge. At any time during the tutoring sessions, students can view detailed explanations of each step in a problem, request hints and ask questions.
For school districts, adoption of Quantum’s AI technology is very easy. Because the software is web-based, there is no need for technology coordinators to install software on PCs or servers. All software enhancements are automatic and immediately updated via the Internet. In addition, with the “Enter Any Problem” feature, the Quantum Tutors are compatible with any school’s curriculum and require no change to existing lesson plans, textbooks or homework assignments used by teachers.
TouchSmart Publishing’s President, Curt Cardine stated, “We’ve never seen anything like Quantum’s artificial intelligence technology for helping students understand and master difficult subjects such as chemistry and mathematics. The ability for students to receive personal attention based on their specific problem and their own work makes the software an excellent teacher’s assistant.”
Students can access the Quantum Tutors wherever there is an Internet connection; in the classroom, at the library and, most importantly, at home where a teacher is not readily available to help or answer questions. Key features include:
- Enter Any Problem: Unlike other software systems that only offer a limited set of problems from which to choose, the Quantum Tutors accept any problem students need to work on, making the Tutors compatible with any curriculum.
- Enter Your Own Work: Students can solve problems similar to how they would on paper. The Tutors provide individualized feedback for each step, create a transcript of all work, identifying students' strengths and weaknesses in understanding scientific principles and help students improve problem solving skills.
- Ask Questions: The Tutors create evolving lists of questions that change based on how students are approaching the problems. By teaching students to ask better questions, their knowledge of the subject greatly improves.
“With their vast experience in education, TouchSmart Publishing fully understands the curriculum standards and technology needs as schools prepare for the No Child Left Behind science assessments next year,” commented Dr. Benny Johnson, President and CEO of Quantum Simulations, Inc. “Through our relationship with TouchSmart Publishing, we look forward to many districts adopting the Quantum Tutors and receiving immediate benefit from our AI tutoring technology.”
A Free 15-Day Trial to all of the Quantum Tutors is available to interested schools via the TouchSmart Publishing website at http://www.touchsmart.net.
About TouchSmart Publishing
TouchSmart Publishing is a hybrid high-tech publishing company with offices in Cincinnati, OH and Swanzey, NH. The Company's mission is to create and distribute exciting and easy-to-use interactive textbooks and supplements that connect to digital content by enabling readers to touch printed pages and retrieve digital content for display on a Mac or PC. TouchSmart Publishing provides a bridge over the digital divide for more students, regardless of learning style, special needs or socioeconomic position. TouchSmart seeks to enable teachers, administrators and parents to assist their students in accessing learning content. It does this by focusing on connecting all students to digital content making it one of the few companies that actually targets developing learning materials that meet the mandates of IDEA, Section 504, NCLB, and NIMAS. For more information, please visit the TouchSmart Publishing web site at http://www.touchsmart.net
About Quantum Simulations
Quantum Simulations, Inc. develops artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring, assessment and professional development software that empowers teachers and inspires students from middle school through college to improve their knowledge and appreciation for the sciences. Teacher tested and approved by educators across the United States, Quantum's AI software is proven in research studies to improve comprehension, problem solving skills and test scores by as much as 50%. Quantum's intelligent tutoring engines are integrated with existing web-based learning products, providing a strong competitive edge for distributing partners. A "technology think tank," Quantum is funded and supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For more information please visit the Quantum Simulations website at http://www.quantumsimulations.com