CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ExploreLearning announced today that it has acquired Athens, Georgia–based startup, IS3D, LLC, developers of Cogent Education™ Interactive Cases™—dynamic online experiences that put students in the role of a STEM professional tasked with solving a real-world problem.
Cogent’s award-winning Interactive Cases provide engaging and immersive contexts for learning difficult scientific concepts through authentic inquiry and problem solving. As students work through a case, embedded formative assessments give teachers real-time data that help them personalize and differentiate instruction. Research has proven Cogent’s approach effective in improving both content knowledge and critical thinking skills for students of all ability levels.
With initial availability by 2019, ExploreLearning plans to integrate Cogent Education resources into Gizmos, an award-winning online simulation library for grades 3–12 math and science. ExploreLearning also expects to retain the full Cogent development team, including the company’s co-founder and CEO, Tom Robertson, Ph.D., a former Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.
“I am thrilled to welcome Tom and the talented Cogent team to ExploreLearning,” said David Shuster, Ph.D., founder and president of ExploreLearning. “Their Interactive Cases are a wonderful complement to Gizmos and will strengthen our ability to help STEM students develop the knowledge and skills to succeed.”
Dr. Robertson added, “This is a really natural fit. As part of Gizmos, our Interactive Cases will impact more classrooms than ever before. We look forward to expanding our concept into new topical areas and contributing to ExploreLearning’s ongoing growth and success.”
ExploreLearning® believes all students can succeed in math and science. Our online solutions bring effective, research-proven instructional strategies to classrooms around the world. Gizmos® (www.explorelearning.com) is the world’s largest library of interactive, online simulations for math and science in grades 3–12; and Reflex® (www.reflexmath.com) is the most effective solution available for math fact fluency development. ExploreLearning is a Charlottesville, VA-based business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas.
About IS3D, LLC
IS3D, LLC’s mission is to provide teachers with the tools they need to help their students succeed in their science classes. By focusing on problem-solving skills, IS3D hopes to provide all young people with the best possible chance to pursue rewarding careers in STEM disciplines. Founded in 2010, IS3D (Interactive Science in 3D) partnered with high school teachers, game designers, digital artists, computer programmers and science education researchers to create interactive worlds in which students could learn biological concepts through inquiry and problem-solving.
About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group is a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential. Cambium Learning accomplishes this goal by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company’s award-winning brands include: Learning A-Z® (www.learninga-z.com), ExploreLearning® (www.explorelearning.com), Kurzweil Education® (www.kurzweiledu.com), and Voyager Sopris Learning® (www.voyagersopris.com), which provide breakthrough technology solutions for students and teachers—including best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional programs; gold-standard professional development; valid and reliable assessments; and products that enable access to learning for all students. Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD), is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.cambiumlearning.com.
Tammy Weisman, Vice President, Marketing
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Barbara Benson, Chief Financial Officer