Educational Technology Company Learnosity Announces Integration of MyScript® Handwriting Recognition Technology

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New suite of powerful interactive assessment tools translates students’ handwritten input into digital, computer-scored math equations

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Our partnership with Learnosity demonstrates the benefits of handwritten inputs for math education and assessment and how this technology can be leveraged to enhance the student learning experience.

Learnosity announced that its new suite of assessment tools will leverage MyScript® handwriting recognition (HWR) technology to allow students to write and solve complex equations using handwritten input. MyScript technology recognizes over 200 mathematical symbols and characters, providing a robust toolkit for handwritten mathematical work.

Students using Learnosity will continue to have the option to use the custom keyboard previously available, but will now also be able to draw mathematical symbols and numbers by hand. The handwritten input is automatically converted into a digital format. The student responses are then scored by Learnosity’s rule-based auto grading math engine MathCore, which evaluates the mathematical correctness of a response regardless of its form.

“Traditional keyboards do not have the majority of required math equation symbols readily available to users. The increasing prevalence of touchscreen devices allows us to further optimize the educational experience by enabling our math questions with MyScript handwriting recognition technology. Through the partnership, we are able to maximize our users’ experiences, by increasing both the ease and effectiveness of our applications,” said Gavin Cooney, CEO of Learnosity.

“Handwriting recognition technology allows students to write naturally as they would on paper while taking advantage of today’s digital learning tools. Our partnership with Learnosity demonstrates the benefits of handwritten inputs for math education and assessment and how this technology can be leveraged to enhance the student learning experience,” said Jean-Marc Aichoun, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MyScript.

Learnosity offers a set of tools and services to help educational publishers and testing companies enhance their digital educational products with interactive assessment capabilities. The company works with a number of organizations including Cambridge University Press and CollegeBoard. To learn more about the suite of assessment tools available from Learnosity, visit http://www.learnosity.com. Learnosity will be demonstrating its solutions at the ATP Conference - Innovations in Testing 2015 in Palm Springs, CA through March 4.

About MyScript®
MyScript is the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes and music notation. MyScript solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems including Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac OS®, Linux®, iOS® and Android™. With nearly 100 languages supported and a truly international team, MyScript serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Nantes, France, and regional offices located in China, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. For further information, please visit http://myscript.com.

About Learnosity
Learnosity is a rapidly expanding educational technology company. The company offers a set of tools and services that allow clients to incorporate powerful interactive assessment into their digital products quickly and easily. Run by a talented group of people who are passionate about transforming learning and assessment, Learnosity is committed to designing market-leading software to allow developers to create exceptional assessment products, make teachers’ lives easier, and above all, instill a love of learning in students. The company is seeing an annual doubling of revenues, and works with some of the leading names in the Education industry. The Learnosity Toolkit was recently named the Best K-12 Enterprise Solution by the SIIA, and National Champion for Innovation in the European Business Awards. Learnosity has offices in NYC, Dublin and Sydney. For more information contact Learnosity at +353 (0) 1 4498789, info(at)learnosity.com or visit http://www.learnosity.com.

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For more information, contact:

April D’Angelo
MyScript
(937) 439-6774
april.dangelo(at)myscript(dot)com

Challin Meink
LEWIS PR
(619) 677-2700
myscript(at)lewispr(dot)com

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