Wharton signs up with Yellowdig

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After a comprehensive pilot, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has selected Yellowdig’s classroom collaboration software to complement its Learning Management System. The institution has signed up to the software-as-a-service solution in the past month after a careful vetting process.

The Wharton School has been implementing the social learning platform, which will provide ease-of-use, high adoption, smooth integration into existing systems, and low maintenance.

“At Wharton, we recognize the impact that classroom social media technologies have on the way students learn – enabling personalized education and encouraging classroom engagement. After careful evaluation, Yellowdig seemed like a great fit with our mission of ensuring that our technology platforms are seamlessly facilitating learning experiences”, says Dan Alig, Chief Information Officer of the Wharton School.

“Yellowdig is making real inroads with institutions that have their sights set on delivering sustained high adoption of classroom collaboration tools which drive new types of learning experiences for students” says Shaunak Roy, Founder and CEO of Yellowdig.

This latest customer signing marks a significant milestone, reflecting greater awareness of Yellowdig’s value proposition as more and more institutions recognize Yellowdig’s tools will be the catalyst for a more personalized learning experience,” he continued.

Yellowdig is constantly innovating to meet the future demands of its growing institution base and has plans for additional user-centric enhancements to drive much higher levels of content sharing and collaboration.

Yellowdig was launched in 2013 and has rapidly attracted numerous institutional pilots.

About Yellowdig

Yellowdig has completed pilots in several top universities, including MIT, Wharton School and Columbia Business School and is rapidly expanding its launch at numerous universities across the US. .

The company was founded by MIT and IIT graduates, Shaunak Roy and Ravindra Jaju whose vision is to transform the way students learn in the classroom and beyond.

Yellowdig is a mix between a social network and a scholastic repository. The Yellowdig platform helps increase students’ knowledge of current affairs related to coursework, dramatically increase classroom participation and streamline communication.

This is an expanding new market. Use of social media is rapidly on the rise in higher education. According to a survey done by researchers from Babson College and Pearson Learning covering over 8,000 faculty, 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012.

Learn more at http://www.yellowdig.com

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