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StudyBoost Launches Education Industry's First Interactive Studying Solution for Text (SMS) Messaging or Popular Instant Messaging Platforms

BROOKLYN, New York - August 29, 2011 - StudyBoost™ today announced the launch of its StudyBoost.com mobile learning (mLearning) platform, the education industry's first solution to allow studying via interactive SMS text or instant messaging (IM) platforms. Previously in beta mode, StudyBoost.com already has a large following of teachers and students. The official launch of StudyBoost.com brings a variety of new features including open-ended questions, a comprehensive statistics page and more.

StudyBoost.com is enabling interactive mobile studying for any grade-level or higher education students that have access to any SMS-text capable cell phone, smartphone or an instant messaging client. A student or teacher first adds StudyBoost as a friend for their IM account or as a contact in their phone and then sets up a batch of questions and answers, all on StudyBoost.com. There is also a library of batches that can be used. Batches can be individualized or shared among many, such as an entire class.

Once set up, students send the word "go" from their phone's text messaging platform or IM client to receive the batch questions. Then, the student types "next" to receive the first question and they're off studying. Answers are typed in using full words. For example, if a student is asked "Alabama" for the batch "50 States and Capitals," they would type "Montgomery" and send the answer. A response is provided whether the question was answered correctly or incorrectly. Using simple number and word commands, students can ask for an answer if they don't know it, ask to return to a previous question, ask to repeat or go to the next question, and more. These commands are engineered to simulate an actual study conversation. Questions can also be made with answers that are multiple choice, true / false, fill-in and even essay answers.

Advanced settings on StudyBoost.com allow customization per user such as: sending answers first instead of questions; setting time delays between questions; randomizing questions; replying with a correct answer if answered wrong or asking the student to try again; and more.

Pricing and New Features at Launch Currently being offered for free, StudyBoost.com allows the use of social media to enable mLearning via text messing or a variety of supported IM platforms. Supported IM platforms currently include: AOL AIM; Facebook Chat; Google Chat; ICQ; Jabber; Live Messenger; MSN; and Yahoo! Messenger, whether from a computer or phone app.

New features unveiled today include open-ended questions where answers are hidden from students, but students can answer in their own words, allowing the teacher to then export from the statistics page and grade answers. A new statistics page also includes the ability to view percentages per batch and student; to view the number of questions answered correctly or incorrectly; to view the number of consecutive questions answered correctly or incorrectly; and to view a history of past answers. There is now also an ability to embed an IM-style chat box within Moodle and other educational websites so StudyBoost studying can be accomplished there. StudyBoost generates the code to copy and paste for embedding within the desired web page.

"With StudyBoost.com, learning via social media has reached a new standard of interactivity whereby students can become more engaged in learning beyond the classroom while they are on the go," said Raphael Hickling, Founder and President of StudyBoost. "Whether you are a teacher looking for technology as a way to better engage and teach your students or a student looking to study before your next exam while being mobile, StudyBoost provides the first truly interactive method to studying, right from your cell phone, smartphone or IM client."

Other popular features requested by current users and now available on StudyBoost.com include an ability to copy and paste questions and answers from Excel® or any other spreadsheet or chart directly into your batch. You can also combine batches, so students can study midterm or final exam questions that would otherwise span multiple batches. Digital flash cards can now be made for batches to embed on a website. StudyBoost generates the code to copy and paste to embed in the desired web page. Teachers also have an ability to allow users, such as teacher aids or students, to contribute to batches - to edit and add questions and answers.

StudyBoost is available via www.studyboost.com where users can currently sign up for a free account or access their existing account.

About StudyBoost
StudyBoost™ provides the education industry's first interactive social media studying platform to enable learning beyond the classroom. StudyBoost allows students to study by answering self- or teacher-prepared questions, at home or while on the go, via two of the most highly used technologies amongst students: SMS text messaging and instant messaging. For teachers, StudyBoost empowers them to use popular technology to further engage their students beyond the classroom or to integrate technology for learning into their plans. For students, StudyBoost makes true mLearning a reality by leveraging technology they are intimately familiar with and that they carry around everywhere. StudyBoost is a privately held company based in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit www.studyboost.com

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