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SAN DIEGO, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Online learning platform developer Castle Point Learning Systems (CPLS) announced today at the 10th annual ASU GSV Summit that the Gradarius™ online platform will be utilized in Arizona State University Calculus courses, including those offered through university’s Continuing & Professional Education program.
A proven and effective online Calculus platform, Gradarius™ offers unique interactive instruction that provides a complete learning experience, from concept introduction and practice to assessment and mastery. The platform replaces written homework and enables students to construct complex solutions in a free-form manner similar to how they would traditionally solve problems on paper.
“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate with ASU in pioneering a new approach for technology-enhanced student learning with Gradarius,” said Castle Point Learning Systems Chief Executive Officer Dan Kaminski. “Castle Point Learning Systems has proved that students at universities and high schools can be more successful in learning the most challenging subjects through the adoption of Gradarius. At a time when reducing the shortfall of STEM graduates is crucial to economic growth, we’re providing the key to producing more and better graduates.”
Gradarius™ helps students master Calculus concepts by offering immediate feedback and guiding problem solving. The artificial intelligence platform points out mistakes and provides hints during each step of the problem-solving process at any time of the day or night. Potential benefits for educational institutions and instructors include increased retention rates and sustainable scaling and outreach.
ASU is gaining national attention for its efforts to increase access to high-quality, rigorous education with a focus on inclusion and impact. “As part of our mission at ASU, we look to provide our students with the educational tools they need in order to be successful in their academic journey. We look forward to working with Castle Point Learning Systems in incorporating the Gradarius platform into our courses,” said Sean Hobson, Chief Design Officer for EdPlus at ASU. Currently, two Gradarius™ courses, Calculus for Business and Calculus for Engineering, are being implemented at ASU; additional courses will be offered in the coming semesters.
Mathematics ranks among the most fundamental areas of human inquiry, but it is among the most challenging subjects to teach, with most educators relying on conventional methods that leave students confused, disengaged, or with a false sense of what math is really about.
Initially created as a homework tool by two university mathematics professors, Gradarius™ has evolved into a complete learning experience. The platform has been used by Stevens Institute of Technology for the past five years. Additional pilot programs across the U.S. have demonstrated remarkable achievements with improved homework scores as well as dramatic drop-offs in D/F grades and withdrawal rates. CPLS is currently implementing the Gradarius™ platform in leading universities in Europe through its subsidiaries in London and Saint Petersburg.
About Castle Point Learning Systems
Castle Point Learning Systems Corp. is the developer of Gradarius™ — the world’s first Freeform Calculus Learning Platform. Gradarius™ is an innovative online learning platform designed to help students master STEM concepts for deeper understanding — offering immediate feedback, guiding problem solving, pointing out mistakes and providing hints during each step of the problem-solving process for every problem, any time of the day or night.
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