StudyBlue is an online study tool where teachers and students can create flashcards and materials to share among classmates. StudyBlue also has an iOS app and Android app for mobile users. Although the basic product is free, StudyBlue has upgrade options of $3/month with a year commitment or $9 month. Upgrades allow custom colors and font features as well as allowing media on the definition side of flashcards.
In August, 2013, Study Blue introduced Class Stats, a formative assessment tool that builds upon the self-assessment capability already in place for students. StudyBlue scores students’ study sessions and tracks their progress.The Class Stats tool aggregates this data, allowing instructors to monitor individual and group study routines, track student progress, and adapt their instruction to focus on areas where students are most challenged. With Class Stats, teachers can integrate StudyBlue into their routine without having to make major changes. Teachers can track student progress with a weighted aggregated average “Class” or “Individual” score, giving a real-time view of student learning.
StudyBlue, founded in 2009, is a San Francisco, CA based startup providing a cloud platform and iOS and Android apps for students to create, organize, share materials, and study. StudyBlue was founded by Christopher Klündt as he graduated in computer science and biomedical engineering from UW-Madison. The company reports over 5.5 million users and 200 million study materials available. Although the service was initially targeted for higher education, middle and high school students are among the users. StudyBlue has raised over $20 million since its founding in 2009.
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Strengths: It creates accountability within students. Students can have access to information that they create and share it with others. Gives the opportunity to students tha...
Suggestions for Improvement: Application is not iPad friendly. When I first joined, it automatically added me as a student and I was having a difficult time navigating from that point forward. A second weakness was that I clicked on "message" and was having a tough ti...
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