Courseware goes mobile

SkillsTutor, provider of online learning solutions and a division of global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), today announced that students can take advantage of its courseware on mobile devices, including tablets and smart phones. There will be six modules available immediately, which include reading, writing, language, basic mathematics, intermediate mathematics, and information skills. This announcement comes at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) annual conference in New Orleans, where SkillsTutor is exhibiting the technology.

“Enabling all learners to access our content on their mobile devices is a crucial next step in the evolution of education,” said Adam Hall, SkillsTutor President. “This is a part of the vision and commitment we have to making education an anytime, anywhere proposition.”

SkillsTutor solutions support grades K-12 and adult education through engaging and personalized instruction. More than 2,200 activities cover reading, language arts, mathematics and science.

SkillsTutor’s mobile offering focuses on three areas, including:

  • Cloud-based computing: The cloud-based delivery of SkillsTutor solutions allows students to access instruction regardless of platform. Student data is always up-to-date and accurately reflected in more than 25 teacher and administrator reports.
  • Personalized learning: Educators can create lesson plans and assign appropriate instructional content to students based on current knowledge levels and ability. When students log in, they are presented with customized assignments based on state assessments and standards, as well as the Common Core State Standards.
  • Real-time information: The robust management system behind each SkillsTutor solution enables teachers and administrators to view reports and analyze student performance from mobile devices.

SkillsTutor and the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) have recently joined forces to pilot the SkillsTutor iPad application with New York State school administrators.

“In New York, there has been an amazing response to SkillsTutor’s cutting-edge apps on the iPad,” said Amy Perry-Delcorvo, Executive Director of NYSCATE. “Our members, who are administrators throughout the state, have been waiting for a solution like this, and SkillsTutor has delivered. The ability to have real-time access to student data in the palm of your hand is extremely valuable to all teachers and administrators.”