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myON reader from Capstone Digital Goes Mobile

Posted Feb 15, 2012
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Capstone Digital has announced the launch of new mobile capabilities for myON reader. The personalized literacy environment that provides access to its large integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports is now available on Kindle Fire. myON reader users can securely login through myON.com and have full access to the platform using the Amazon tablet. This is the first of many mobile initiatives to launch from Capstone Digital in 2012.

Launched in 2011, myON reader has been implemented in nearly 1,000 schools nationwide. The literacy environment provides online access to more than 2,500 books with multimedia supports (embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio), customized to a student's interest and reading ability as measured by the Lexile Framework for reading. To personalize the reading experience further, myON reader develops an individual profile for each student based on interests and reading ability. The online platform then generates a recommended book list to encourage students to read more and further improve their reading skills.

In addition to customizing the reading experience, myON reader furnishes a collaborative reading environment in which students, educators and parents work together to support student reading performance. The online platform uses cloud-based technology to connect school and home through anytime, anywhere access to an expanding library of digital books, and to provide a safe, social network where students can read, rate and review digital books, and recommend them to classmates.

The mobile version of myON reader leverages the Amazon Silk browser for a faster browsing experience on Kindle Fire, which is the second-most-used tablet in the education market.

For more information about myON reader, visit www.thefutureinreading.com.

Source: Capstone Digital www.capstonedigital.com


 
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