Transparent Language Online Receives Platinum in 2016 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks

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Leading Language-Learning Company Scores Highest Award in First Year Entering Contest

Transparent Language Inc., a leading provider of language-learning technology, announced today they have received a platinum award in LibraryWorks’ second annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).

The MLAs were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products in their facilities were permitted to judge the products, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.

“We are excited to have received the Platinum award for Transparent Language Online,” noted Michael Quinlan, CEO of Transparent Language, Inc. “We have spent years evolving our product for people who care about language and it’s great to have that recognized.”

Transparent Language Online is Transparent Language’s premier language-learning system for libraries, schools, corporate organizations, and independent learners. Earlier in 2015, a major update to Transparent Language Online was released, adding new features, including:

  • Intuitive Interface: A brand new user interface optimizes screen space and allows for easier navigation throughout the program.
  • Improved Speed: Learners can enjoy enhanced performance with HTML/Javascript frameworks.
  • Greater Mobility: The program is now compatible and accessible directly from a web browser on any Internet-connected tablet.
  • Practice Activities: Users can now select the content they want to learn and the activities they want to use, allowing them to focus on their particular needs and goals.
  • Enriched Guidance: The new Learning Path gives users a place to start, but also allows them to customize their experience by adding and removing content from Transparent Language's extensive collection of materials.
  • Better Insight: The updated Learned Items system helps learners track their own progress and delivers automatic prompts when it's time to review.

Specially-configured versions of Transparent Language Online - featuring support for over 100 languages - are available for educational institutions, corporations, and public libraries. Transparent Language Online for independent learners is available from the company's website, with subscription pricing starting at $29.95 per month.

About Transparent Language, Inc.

At Transparent Language, we leverage our expertise in technology and in the research and practice of language learning and teaching to build unique capabilities for use by US Government agencies and organizations, as well as hundreds of public libraries, thousands of schools, and millions of individuals. We care about all languages, regardless of commercial value. We believe that language technology needs to work for all courses and curricula, not just a few courses. It needs to benefit not only individuals, but entire programs. We believe that great language technology not only changes the user experience; it transforms the economics, logistics, and reliability of language learning.

About LibraryWorks

LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program

Modern Library Awards (MLAs), a product-review program designed to recognize elite products in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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