May 13, 2014, Arlington, VA – Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), the leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, today announced that five of its products have earned prestigious Academics' Choice Smart Media Awards, a seal of educational quality bestowed on the best educational media and toys on the market. Rosetta Course® for iOS, Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds™, Fit Brains™ Trainer, Fit Brains Sparky's Adventures™, and Lexia Reading® Core5® were all honored as part of the Academics’ Choice Spring 2014 awards program.
Already the preeminent brand in the language-learning space, Rosetta Stone expanded its presence in the broader education technology industry in 2013 through its acquisitions of literacy company Lexia Learning, language-learning community Livemocha®, and brain-training pioneer Vivity Labs. The company also launched a new kids division, which introduced a set of popular language and literacy apps for young children last year. The transformation strategy has quickly established Rosetta Stone as a pacesetter in both the Consumer and Enterprise & Education markets.
“It’s gratifying to see the depth and breadth of Rosetta Stone’s product portfolio getting the recognition it deserves,” said Nick Macey, Chief Product Officer at Rosetta Stone. “The fact that our language, literacy and brain fitness solutions are being called out by the education thought-leaders at Academics’ Choice means we’re making an impact and helping people learn. That’s what we’re all about at Rosetta Stone. We’re delighted to receive these awards, and even more excited about the innovative and effective learning solutions our product team is developing for launch later this year and next.”
Rosetta Stone’s five Academics’ Choice Smart Media Awards come on the heels of a victory by the Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds™ mobile app in the annual iKids Awards, which recognizes the best digital media products and platforms for children, as well as a Webby Award nomination in the Education and Reference (Handheld Device) category.Earlier this year, the Rosetta Stone TOTALe® PRO for Business solution received the Award of Excellence for Translation & Language Service from Elearning! Magazine.
The Academics' Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, together with the Advisory Board, determine the winners. Entries are separated by category (e.g., mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and then evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at www.AcademicsChoice.com.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company’s innovative technology-driven language, reading and brain-fitness solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Since 2013, Rosetta Stone has expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, Vivity Labs, and Tell Me More. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices around the world.
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