To be recognized by SIIA as an educational innovator is an important milestone in our mission to help students and instructors leverage digital technologies to create personalized and differentiated learning experiences.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
Virtual Nerd™, which offers personalized math and science tutoring on-demand, announced today that it is one of a select few companies chosen to take part in the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Innovation Incubator Program. The Innovation Incubator Program is reserved for the industry’s most innovative education technology companies.
“This is a tremendous honor for Virtual Nerd,” said Josh Salcman, president and co-founder of the company. “To be recognized by SIIA as an educational innovator is an important milestone in our mission to help students and instructors leverage digital technologies to create personalized and differentiated learning experiences.”
SIIA recognized Virtual Nerd for its Dynamic Whiteboard™, a patent-pending instructional platform that is ideal for teaching and training, and in helping users attain subject matter mastery. The Dynamic Whiteboard empowers students to control their learning path and allows teachers to create differentiated learning experiences. The Dynamic Whiteboard platform also integrates with Virtual Nerd’s assessment and reporting features to help students and instructors track progress.
Virtual Nerd’s primary service is online math and science tutoring for middle school and high school students. The online tutoring service is being used by students around the country for help with algebra, among other subjects, and has been awarded the Seal of Approval from Parent Tested Parent Approved. The company’s math and science content is also one of the first featured applications on Yahoo! Connected TV.
In addition to supporting Virtual Nerd’s math and science tutoring service, the Dynamic Whiteboard is being used by corporations to support skill and product training.
As part of the Innovation Incubator Program, Virtual Nerd will present at the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit, which takes place in San Francisco from May 22 to May 24.
The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection for more than 500 leading software and information companies.
Virtual Nerd: Real help in math and science.
Virtual Nerd (http://www.virtualnerd.com) offers interactive math and science tutorials for students in grades 7-12. Virtual Nerd uses a patent-pending individualized learning platform, Dynamic Whiteboard, to provide students with a highly interactive and personalized learning experience. Students learn at their own pace and achieve fundamental understanding of math and science concepts.
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