Technology Based Learning & Research Announces a Revolutionary Software Tool for Visual Engagement Mapping(TM) on Mobile Devices With Massively Parallel Technologies Inc.

Joint project tackles mobile eye-tracking software with uses in online education

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Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 16, 2013

Technology Based Learning & Research Center (TBLR) in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University today announced a revolutionary mobile software tool with Massively Parallel Technologies Inc. (MPT). The software tool is focused on porting and optimizing a mobile eye-tracking application for smartphones and tablets using MPT’s Blue Cheetah software, a revolutionary ecosystem that radically simplifies application development and improves user experience.

TBLR’s Visual Engagement Mapping(TM) (VEM) mobile application employs real-time eye tracking, a method to ascertain students’ level of attention during an online lesson. Eye-tracking information is also useful after student tests, when new insights can be gained by correlating students’ eye movements while they were taking the course with their comprehension and retention of the topic.

“MPT is delighted to work with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College on such an inspiring application as we put the first instance of Blue Cheetah through its paces,” said Bobbi Hazard, CEO of MPT. “MPT's Blue Cheetah platform is designed to automate and accelerate the conversion of serial code to parallel code and provides an automated platform for rapidly producing new applications in the cloud.”

TBLR Director Paul Skiera added, “MPT's solution promises to not only dramatically reduce time-to-market for the deployment of mobile applications, it can help designers understand the engagement level of learners on mobile devices.”

The collaboration is showcased this week at the Education Innovation Summit held by Arizona State University and GSV Advisors. MPT is a member of SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

About Arizona State University’s Technology Based Learning and Research (http://tblr.asu.edu)
Technology Based Learning and Research (TBLR) is a multi-award-winning research department of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. TBLR has the ability to draw from numerous resources such as ASU faculty and both graduate and undergraduate students. Such resources enable TBLR to maintain the lowest costs possible during the creation of projects as well as provide student workers an opportunity for practical, hands-on experience in their chosen fields. They handle some of the smaller tasks needed for a project of this magnitude, all under the supervision of senior staff and faculty. With a continual mission to integrate groundbreaking technology into the classroom and develop universal solutions to educational barriers, TBLR’s mobile application development team and courseware development services endeavor to provide the tools necessary to create the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

About Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (http://education.asu.edu)
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers challenging education programs that prepare highly qualified and successful teachers, leaders and researchers. Teachers College serves all four ASU campuses in metropolitan Phoenix and students across Arizona.

About Massively Parallel Technologies Inc. (http://www.massivelyparallel.com)
Massively Parallel Technologies (MPT) has conceived of a revolutionary software ecosystem that radically simplifies application development and improves user experience. Cloud computing and multi-core processors offer massive opportunities for performance and efficiency, but they create a significant problem in application creation, collaboration, optimization, rights management, access and monetization. MPT solves that problem.


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