StudyBlue Unveils World’s Largest Digital Study Group
New functionality connects students through content by allowing more than 1 million students to share over 40 million explanations.
MADISON, WI – March 8, 2012
StudyBlue®, a mobile and online study service, has released new functionality that enables students to quickly share and compare their explanations with those of their peers. Designed for students from middle school to medical school, StudyBlue is the best way to store, study, share and ultimately master course material – for free.
In little more than a year, students have shared more than 40 million perspectives on everything from the Pythagorean theorem to Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” “Nearly 2 million more are added each week,” said Becky Splitt, CEO of StudyBlue. “This new functionality allows students to connect with each other around shared explanations in a way that takes learning to a whole new level.” View this demonstration video to see the new functionality in action.
As students create online flashcards on StudyBlue, they are presented with the 30 other most relevant flashcards on the topic. They can then create a new one; review, study or add to an existing card; or view related material or information related to the student author. The cards are ranked by usefulness and mapped to related terms that other students are studying, ensuring they don’t miss key concepts. Anyone can test-drive the database of explanations simply by visiting StudyBlue’s home page.
The new functionality allows students to compare their understanding of a topic with that of their peers, bringing many of the benefits of group study sessions to the masses. “We think the best way to improve education is to help students help each other,” said Splitt. The act of comparing each other’s explanations is like an instant study session with a group of talented students. We believe we’ve laid the foundation for an entirely new way to study.”