We are excited to add Scientific Learning to the growing list of top education companies that are enhancing their offerings with our rewards and recognition platform, said John Bower, founder, uBoost.
Oakland, Calif. and Honolulu (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
Like athletes building fitness levels with physical exercise, students are building reading skills with the Scientific Learning® family of education software designed to accelerate learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Now through a collaboration with uBoostTM , the student recognition and rewards solution, students will be able to earn rewards as they use selected Scientific Learning software to improve their reading abilities. This powerful combination of two top education products was announced last week at the 2009 Florida Educational Technology Conference and is expected to be launched later this year.
Recognizing that keeping students motivated is critical to academic success, Scientific Learning turned to uBoost to inspire and motivate students. With uBoost, students are rewarded immediately for their progress, earning points they can redeem for prizes, such as digital assets, or turn into donations to charities of their choice.
"By adding an additional rewards and recognition component to our education software, we expect that the level of progress that students will see from using the program will be greatly accelerated," said Andy Myers, president and CEO, Scientific Learning. "We chose to partner with uBoost to add this feature because its innovative, Web-based platform meets students in the digital world where they live."
Using uBoost's groundbreaking online platform, students will be rewarded for their gains with prizes as they make progress in selected Scientific Learning reading intervention products. They choose rewards from uBoost's continually updated online catalog, which offers thousands of options.
"We are excited to add Scientific Learning to the growing list of top education companies that are enhancing their offerings with our rewards and recognition platform, said John Bower, founder, uBoost. "Our research shows that when students see immediate recognition for their achievement, they are even more motivated to continue their work and move on to the next level."
About Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning creates educational software that accelerates learning by improving the processing efficiency of the brain. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience and cognitive research, the Fast ForWord® family of products provides struggling readers with computer-delivered exercises that build the cognitive skills required to read and learn effectively. Scientific Learning Reading AssistantTM is the only reading solution to combine advanced speech recognition technology with scientifically based courseware to help students strengthen fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to become proficient, life-long readers. The efficacy of the products has been established by more than 550 research studies and publications. For more information, visit http://www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-452-7323.
uBoost's mission is to inspire students to perform at their highest academic level by surrounding them with motivational elements that foster recognition from teachers, tutors, parents and peers. uBoost's core concepts originate from It's All About Kids, LLC, a tutoring company that demonstrated the ways that rewards and recognition programs can improve student attendance, retention and achievement. uBoost appreciates that students are unique - that they learn differently and that intrinsic motivation varies across subject areas. uBoost's rewards platform empowers students by recognizing their individual academic achievements through a point system and allowing them to choose from thousands of prizes, including merchandise, gift cards, digital assets, contributions to charitable organizations and special offers. For more information, go to http://www.uboost.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor created by the federal securities laws. Such statements include, among others, statements relating to the planned launch of the new Scientific Learning offering that uses the uBOOST rewards platform, including but not limited to the features expected to be included in the offering, the timing of the planned launch, and the student results expected from use of the product. Actual events or results may differ materially as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: general economic and financial conditions (including the current adverse events in the general economy and in the financial and credit markets); unexpected challenges in product development; personnel changes; and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports, including but not limited to the Report on Form 10Q for the third quarter of 2008 (Part II, Item 1A, Risk Factors), filed November 7, 2008. Scientific Learning disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.