Cerego launches new online learning tool
- Cerego, which has operated its iKnow social learning service out of Tokyo since 2000, announced Tuesday that it is opening a stateside office and launching a new Web-based memory management tool that its cofounder and executive chairman Andrew Smith Lewis describes as "interactive notecards that are smart and know exactly what you know and don’t know."
- Currently in private beta (GigaOM is offering its first 500 readers an invite here), the tool is expected to be launched more widely in early 2013 and its algorithm takes a "spaced rehearsal" approach to learning, favoring a learning technique that involves the repetition of content over increasing periods of time.
- The site--which will remain free for basic services, but will probably charge for premium content--already supports around 50 courses on subjects ranging from statistics to exotic animals and American cuts of beef, but the ultimate goal is for users (anyone from students, professors and casual learners to publishers and corporations) to add to the site with their own content.
From the article:
Whether you’re studying up on U.S. History, wine tasting terminology or how to fly a Cessna, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Cerego believes its new online tool is the most effective way to remember what you learn. Since 2000, the company has been based in Tokyo and through its social learning service iKnow has focused on helping Japanese speakers learn English. But on Tuesday, the company announced that it has opened an stateside and is launching a new product meant to help people learn and remember any kind of content. The web-based tool is currently in private beta (the first 500 GigaOM readers can click here for an invite) but is expected to be launched more widely in early 2013. ...
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