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Snapwiz Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Post-secondary Personalized Learning Solution

April 23, 2014

Fremont, CA: Snapwiz, Inc. announced today that their Personalized Adaptive Learning platform was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Post-secondary Personalize Learning Solution. Established in 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards are a peer-recognized awards program for the software and information industries—recognizing product innovation and excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.

This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

Snapwiz’s ambitious goal is to transform how world-class instructors teach by allowing them to focus on improving their effectiveness without sacrificing individualized instruction. They partner with some of the world’s premier publishing companies like John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Their adaptive learning tools allow educators and administrators to leverage individual (or class-wide) performance metrics, and use these insights to craft personalized learning pathways that improve curriculums and student learning outcomes. Snapwiz empowers educators with insights on improving their teaching approach so they can adapt to each student’s unique learning styles.  

  • With intuitive assessment tools evaluation is simple: view how students interact with content from beginning to end, and provide them with the right feedback at the right time.
  • Educators can also track student learning behaviors with real-time class performance data—testing what works and targeting crucial problem areas.
  • Individual student performance (covering every assignment), and detailed engagement reports, are now at any educator’s finger tips.

“We’re solving meaningful problems in the education landscape,” Madhu Narasa, CEO of Snapwiz said. “Our leading edge technology solution platform offers educators smarter assessment and adaptive learning tools specifically developed to save them time, foster classroom collaboration, and streamline the personalized learning process.”

About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.  The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About Snapwiz

Snapwiz is a cloud-based learning platform that delivers the best personalized learning experience to every individual student. It is the only learning platform that combines interactive authoring tools and context-aware social learning with adaptive technology. We partner with the world’s best global education publishing companies like John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Barron’s Educational Series; For Dummies; & McGraw-Hill Professionalimproving learning outcomes for thousands of students every day. We’re passionate about introducing paradigm shifts to education—making learning more robust and engaging for students, while providing teachers with essential tools to reshape their pedagogy.

Education Dive names Snapwiz among the top 10 companies with the best approach for adaptive learning.

Oct 31, 2013

Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced a partnership in May with adaptive and personalized learning solutions provider Snapwiz. The partnership resulted in a new product, WileyPLUS with ORION, which combined a research-based learning environment with learning, practice and assessment features that can adapt the learning experience to a user’s strengths. The product launched in summer and is free to use by students already using WileyPLUS titles in subject areas including Introduction to Business, Introduction to Psychology, Financial Accounting, and Anatomy and Physiology.

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Wiley and Snapwiz to bring Adaptive Learning Technology to WileyPlus

May 09, 2013

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), and Snapwiz, a Fremont CA based company that specializes in adaptive and personalized learning solutions, announce the launch of WileyPlus with ORION, the initial offering to come out of a new partnership aimed at giving students highly personalized experiences that improve learning outcomes and go further to creating adaptive, collaborative, and interactive learning spaces than anything currently on the market.

The first in a suite of new learning products, WileyPlus with ORION integrates Snapwiz’s adaptive learning engine with WileyPlus, a research-based online learning environment, with learning, practice, and assessment capabilities, enabling each learner’s experience to be uniquely adapted to his or her unique strengths and needs. WileyPlus is already offered with more than 300 Wiley titles, is used by over 2 million users in more than 20 countries, and has been proven to improve outcomes.

WileyPlus with ORION expands WileyPlus‘s proven ability to improve learning outcomes, providing students with a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. Snapwiz’s platform helps students navigate through their studies with a state-of-the-art user interface, highlighting both strengths and the areas where they need to invest more time,” said Joe Heider, Senior Vice President, Global Education. “WileyPlus with ORION employs data gathered from individual student usage to inform instructors of students’ performance and proficiency, adjust course content, and provide a tailored learning experience.”

Wiley and Snapwiz are continuing to work together to develop new products and services that will result in superior learning experience for students. “Using the Snapwiz platform, Wiley can now launch courses with a unique blend of adaptive, collaborative, and interactive learning features that are designed to increase student engagement, retention, and success,” explained Madhu Narasa, CEO of Snapwiz. Wiley and Snapwiz intend to use the aggregated data to gain insights into student learning behaviors and further enhance the offering. The companies plan to offer role-based performance and proficiency analytics to encourage “ownership of learning” and predictive recommendations at the author, student, faculty, and institution level. Also on the road map is the development of collaborative learning tools that encourage peer-to-peer discussion and social participation analytics to encourage participation and preparedness.

Launching this summer for use in fall 2013, WileyPlus with ORION will be included at no extra cost to students using WileyPLUSacross some of Wiley’s leading titles in disciplines such as Introduction to Business, Introduction to Psychology, Financial Accounting and Anatomy and Physiology.

Students begin by taking a quick, chapter-level diagnostic to determine their baseline proficiency. Based on the results of their diagnostic and ongoing practice, WileyPlus with ORION will present students with questions appropriate for their current level of understanding, and will continuously adapt to each student, helping them build their proficiency. WileyPlus with ORIONdelivers individualized notifications and reports to help guide students in using their time most effectively. All content is tied to a specific learning objective and each interaction is tracked, measured, and used to help improve productivity, support retention and lead to greater student confidence. Instructors have access to dashboard reporting on student/class usage and overall class proficiency, including detailed views of productivity and metacognition. The questions used for the adaptive practice are numerous and are not found in the WileyPlus assignment area.

About Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company’s website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

Barron's and Snapwiz Partner to Launch Online Test Preparation Courses With Adaptive Learning Technology

Dec. 21, 2011
Snapwiz powers personalized GRE and GMAT test prep courses that are available anytime, anywhere, on any device at a fraction of the cost

NEW YORK and FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., the leading publisher of test prep books, today announced a partnership with Snapwiz Inc. to create online courses. The courses will be powered by Snapwiz’s patent pending adaptive test prep platform. Barron’s GRE, the first course to be offered by Barron’s using the Snapwiz platform, is now available at www.barronstestprep.com and in the Apple iTunes store. The course is available now, for a limited time only, for $69 USD. The personalized GMAT course will become available in January 2012.

Under the partnership, Barron’s will launch a series of personalized test prep programs with engaging videos, animations, games, and other learning aids. Students can take these courses online at the Barron’s website, on tablets (iPad and Android), and on smartphones. Snapwiz’s revolutionary SnapSync technology keeps the learning activities in sync across multiple platforms – the student can start the prep on the Web and finish it on the phone.

“The Barron’s GRE course is a terrific value for students,” said Ellen Sibley, President and Publisher of Barron’s Educational Series. “These courses combine the best of both worlds: content from our bestselling manuals written by experts and the smart adaptive learning technology from Snapwiz.”

With the Barron’s GRE course, every student gets a custom learning path based on the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, scoring goals, and the available study time before the test.

“This partnership is all about providing highly personalized coaching to students at a fraction of the cost of classroom or individual tutoring,” said Madhu Narasa, CEO and Founder of Snapwiz. “We learn from the student’s every interaction and prioritize every activity in order to deliver results.”

ABOUT Barron’s Educational Series
Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. is a world-renowned publisher of study guides that help students prepare for a wide range of standardized examinations, including the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, AP examinations, and New York State Regents Examinations, among others. With more than 2,000 titles in print, Barron’s has expanded into many other publishing fields in a wide range of categories and is renowned for its commitment to fostering lifelong learning among students and adults of all ages. Barron’s is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.