Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2010
Spaced Education, Inc., the innovator of fast, Q&A-based learning technology, announced today that SpacedEd’s mobile delivery and enterprise features are now free to higher education faculty and institutions across the United States.
Professors, instructors, and graduate students who are teaching courses at accredited, US degree-granting degree institutions will be provided their own branded website at which they can create and deliver SpacedEd courses to their students and colleagues.
“SpacedEd has been a tremendously valuable educational tool” said Dr. Graham McMahon, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. “Students find the question and answer format to be fun. They tell me that it helps them remember the material that they learned in my course and prepare effectively and efficiently for their national examinations.”
SpacedEd courses are structured as a series of questions, explanations, and student discussions that are presented in short bursts, typically 1-2 per day, over spaced intervals of time to improve long-term retention of learning. An adaptive algorithm customizes the content and spacing on an individual basis until students achieve mastery of the material. Over 10 randomized trials conducted at Harvard have proven the efficacy of the SpacedEd methodology.
Learning is automatically synced across all user devices and formats – a user can view their latest course content on their iPad, iPhone, a desktop or laptop browser, email client or an RSS feed. The platform has been optimized to be blazingly fast over Wi-Fi and 3G networks. There is no app to download or install.
SpacedEd invites higher education faculty to unleash their creativity with mash-up courses containing video, audio, images, and links to other resources. In addition, SpacedEd is an effective method to deliver problem sets or study questions to students via mobile devices and can help cure summer learning loss. Current SpacedEd courses range from music theory to trigonometry and from Arabic to cellular physiology.
Faculty can apply for their private SpacedEd site at http://www.spaceded.com
SpacedEd is a unique learning platform, designed from the ground up for a mobile, social world. Using a simple question and answer format combined with a proprietary adaptive algorithm, SpacedEd delivers “Addictive Learning That Sticks.” The SpacedEd service is based on a patent pending method developed and used at Harvard Medical School. Founded in 2008, SpacedEd is headquartered in Burlington, MA.
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